Outdoor adventure and learning in the woods

Flexible programmes for Early Years, Primary and Secondary schools

Bringing your class to a Wild Learning adventure day is a huge amount of fun. It will also inspire, challenge and support practical learning and problem solving in an environment that is dramatically different to the classroom.

After seven years of working with teachers, we know how to deliver relevant and effective programmes of outdoor learning and explorative play that support classroom goals.

Everything was so well planned and ran smoothly. Having all the resources provided made the process very easy for us as class teachers. (St Mary's School, Hampstead)

Once again thank you for a fantastic day. Lower school is ringing with approval of the day and our Senior Leadership team and Board of Directors have heard of your wonderful work.

We thoroughly enjoyed all the sessions. Moving from one day to three sessions really made a difference as the children could build on their learning from week to week.
(Wimbledon High Junior School)

Come for a one-off day as a class-bonding and teamworking session, or as a class reward, or come for multiple sessions on a range of specific topics and activities to complement your classroom teaching.

Termly programmes

We also work with schools to deliver ongoing programmes of sessions across the term and classes coming out every week – with bespoke plans linked to specific curriculum areas and learning objectives, tailored to the relevant year group.

Download Example termly programme PDF

With site permission and access taken care of, robust site checks, risk assessment and safeguarding procedures, and professionally qualified and experienced staff, we remove the complexity and stress of an outdoor trip.

Would you like us
to come to you?

We can also run our sessions in your school grounds if you have the appropriate space (and subject to carrying out our own risk assessments) – contact us if you would like to discuss this option.

For more information and examples of the types of activities your children can be involved in, have a look in the relevant sections:

Early Years  Primary Schools  Secondary Schools

Why take your class
into the woods?

Engaging children with the natural environment stimulates their 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).

My staff came back buzzing about the whole experience.

Even Ofsted recognises the benefits:

First-hand experiences of learning outside the classroom can help to make subjects more vivid and interesting for pupils and enhance their understanding. It can also contribute significantly to pupils’ personal, social and emotional development

Ofsted 070219 Learning outside the classroom

Why use Wild Learning?

Experienced and qualified professionals:

Wild Learning only use qualified professionals (Forest School Level 3 or equivalent) to lead our school 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 spent years working with teachers to develop sessions for school groups, as well as running adventure programmes for children in school holidays, welcoming over 8,000 children a year.

Robust risk assessment, procedures and policies

With site permission and access taken care of, robust site checks, risk assessment and safeguarding procedures, and professionally qualified and experienced staff, we remove the complexity and stress of an outdoor trip.

We have 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 regular risk assessments of every site, 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 extensive Public Liability insurance.

Schools booking

We are happy to provide more information and discuss your particular requirements.

Please email us at

schools@wild-learning.net

or call us on 01483 424400

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