12.0306 Forest Schools & Outdoor Play & Learning

Bear Forest School

Description

Bear Forest School provides children and adults with experiential outdoor education and forest school activities to culture and develop a connection with nature and to learn ways to live that can help rather than damage the environment.

Bear Forest School offers safe, fun and positive learning experiences, promoting co-operative play and self-confidence. The Forest School approach provides valuable stepping stones in areas of confidence, independence, social and emotional development.

Location

United Kingdom

Going Wild

Description

Going Wild writes a series of books packed full of outdoor activity ideas to inspire children and families to enjoy and learn from the natural world. Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks (the authors) also run workshops for educators, give talks and participate in events aiming to spread the world about the importance of environmental education and re-connecting the next generation. Titles include; The Den Book, The Stick Book, The Wild Weather Book, The Wild City Book, The Beach Book, Run Wild, Make it Wild, Go Wild and Nature's Playground.

Low Bank Ground & Hinning House

Description

Low Bank Ground and Hinning House are Wigan Council’s Outdoor Education Centres in the Lake District, managed on behalf of the Council by the Brathay Trust. We provide high quality, enjoyable learning through the outdoors for children and young people. Our work emphasises personal, social and environmental awareness and understanding and is closely related to the “Every Child Matters” agenda. Read more »

Location

Low Bank Ground, Coniston LA21 8AA
United Kingdom

Father Nature

Description

Father Nature’s mission is to connect inner city folk, young and old, with the potential of Lambeth's growing spaces, with nature, with one another.

Our current sustainable community growing projects include building outdoor classrooms and fun food growing areas for urban schools, street-side planters for community growing, gardening sessions at communal playgrounds, planting parties wherever we're needed, as well as the Urban Orchard cider project, and the Big Park Sleepover. Read more »

Location

28 Beverstone Road, Brixton,
London SW2 5AN
United Kingdom

Creative STAR Learning Company

Description

Creative STAR Learning Company is a social enterprise established in 2007 to enable educators to work outside with children. We provide support, training, advice and resources on almost all aspects of learning and playing outdoors.

Our website is well worth a visit as there's almost 600 blog posts with lots of simple, doable ideas and activities. We like creative, open-ended learning that inspires children and teachers! Read more »

Location

12 Esslemont Drive,
Inverurie AB51 3UP
United Kingdom

Blackbark Woodland Management

Description

Blackbark is a woodland management cooperative based in West Yorkshire. We work with local woodlands to bring them back into active management and produce firewood, sawn timber, charcoal, coppice products and much more.

We offer land management services such as dry stone walling and erosion control as well as carpentry, forest schools, mobile saw milling, contract felling and green woodworking courses. In winter we have volunteer opportunities for those who want an insight into our trade.

Location

6-8 Nutclough,
Hebden Bridge HX7 8HA
United Kingdom

Under the Trees

Description

Under The Trees CIC specialises in outdoor learning. We provide a wide array of services throughout Scotland that are open to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Location

37 Harlaw Road,
Balerno EH14 7AZ
United Kingdom

Camp Kernow

Description

Camp Kernow is a unique off-grid environmental adventure centre dedicated to informing, inspiring and educating children about sustainability. The centre is open for residential visits from children aged 7 to 14 of up to 5 nights.

Set within an area of outstanding natural beauty in Cornwall, children enjoy an exciting programme of adventurous, exploratory, creative, physical and practical activities during their stay. Read more »

John Muir Award

Description

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focussed on wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration. It is non-competitive and open to all. The John Muir Award is the educational initiative of the John Muir Trust.

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