”"Dear Wild Learning
I’m writing to thank you for how much fun you made it yesterday. I wasn’t expecting it to be so fantastic. I really enjoyed lighting a fire without matches and I learned how to filter water. My favourite thing was building a den. Jon helped us, but we did most of it ourselves. I hope that anyone else who comes will have as much fun as we did.”
Some of the things we might get up to include:
Den building • Story telling • Tool making • Orienteering • Role playing • Measuring boundaries • 3D mapping • Water filtration • Estimating leaves on tree • Calculating tree height • Fire lighting* • Animal tracking • Leaf and plant identification • Minibeast hunting • Rope swings • Whittling sticks • Forest art • Mud faces • First aid • Crossing streams • Foraging • Cooking • Tracking and stealth • Camouflage • Tree climbing • Forest parkour • Pewter casting • Iron-age technologies • Rope making
(* Fire is only permitted at certain sites)
To see how a typical session might run in more detail, click to download the pdf:Session detail - Download PDF
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”Could you thank all your staff for the wonderful day and the experiences that you gave our children. They went home exhausted but buzzing from all the fun that they had. Many parents came in the next day to say that their children couldn’t stop talking about it!
Why take your class into the woods?
Engaging children with the natural environment stimulates the senses, emotions and imagination. It develops confidence, resilience and independence. But today only 21% of children regularly play outside – compared to 71% of their parents when they were children.
Research from around the world shows that regular time spent outdoors has significant positive benefits to mental health (reducing stress and anxiety, enhancing self-esteem); physical health (bone and muscle strength, flexibility, maintaining a healthy weight); and to personal behaviour (concentration, creativity, learning ability, teamwork and social skills).
”The plans were really useful. They linked well to our class topic and provoked much discussion on our return to class. The children loved coming and were keen to find out what he next session had in store. (Wimbledon High Junior School)
Why use Wild Learning?
Experienced and qualified professionals
Wild Learning only use qualified professionals (Forest School Level 3 or equivalent) to lead our activity days. Our leaders also have enhanced DBS certification and REC2 Specialist Outdoor First Aid qualification.
They are all experienced in leading groups of children in the outdoor environment and make sure all children participate, are engaged and are having fun.
We have been working with school groups for over five years, as well as running adventure days for children in the school holidays and half-terms, welcoming over 8,000 children a year.
Robust risk assessment, procedures and policies
We have licenses to operate in multiple sites across London and the South East (we can also site-check school grounds if you would like us to visit you instead).
We carry out an annual risk assessment of every site where we operate, as well as conducting a daily risk assessment of the site before every session we run. We have comprehensive policies and procedures in place that include Risk Assessment, Health and Safety, Confidentiality, Child Protection and Safeguarding.
We also have Public Liability insurance.
My staff came back buzzing about the whole experience.
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