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    Why Forest School works

    Forest School is Outdoor Education that allows children to develop confidence, independence and self-esteem, as well as awareness and knowledge of the natural environment.

  • Climbing trees is good for you

  • Take your stick!

    There's a whole world to play with in the Woodland Adventure Club

    A simple stick becomes a bow, or part of a shelter or a digging tool and so much more...

  • Teamwork

    Working together to achieve more

    Kids team up naturally in the woodland to build and create their masterpieces

  • Discover

    Learn more about your world

    There's always something new and exciting to discover in the Woodland Adventure Club

Let the Adventure Begin

A natural lifestyle for a healthier mind and body

In the Woodland Adventure Club, children learn to solve problems, make their own decisions and take acceptable risks through a range of fun and challenging outdoor activities. Based on Forest School, sessions offer children the opportunity to understand boundaries (both physical and social), use tools appropriately and enjoy the time to explore their environment and learn about nature. Activities are designed to stimulate their imagination, giving them experiences and skills they can transfer into all aspects of life. Being outside and moving around is good for children of all ages. It's what they're designed to do!
Let the Adventure Begin

The Wonder of the Woods

How your child will benefit from the Woodland Adventure Club

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Confidence

Time, space, freedom
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Skills

Make, try, persevere
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Learn

Explore, enquire, experience
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Enjoy

Play, share, live
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Take Risks

Safe, support, evaluate
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Social

Teamwork, communicate, share

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Happy Children

Who have tried something new at WAC

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Shelters and dens

Built in the Woodland Adventure Club

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Invertebrates

Found and identified in the Woodland Adventure Club

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Marshmallows

Toasted over an open fire by WAC members

Kathryn Ridout

Kathryn is a qualified teacher and is currently the schools worker at Restore Hope.  She has two boys, both now grown up.

She has been a Level 3 Forest School practitioner since 2010 and has had a love of outdoor learning for many years.

Kathryn was the co-founder of Woodland Adventure Club in 2016.

 

 

Jack Gocher

Level 3 Forest School practitioner

Jack is a qualified level 3 Forest School practitioner. He is a father of two boys, both now grown up.

For more than ten years he has supported Woodside School with after school clubs, lesson support and play-working. He has also been a youth worker and school governor.

Jack runs Forest School sessions at Woodside and founded the Woodland Adventure Club in 2016.

Our Classes

4th November 2019 Inset Day Session

4th November 2019 Inset Day Session

School Holidays

September 23, 2019

Age Group

year 1-6

Class Size

20+

£35

  • Jack organised a Forest School session for my guide unit and they had a great time – the freedom to explore and make their own decisions about how to spend their time was particularly enjoyed. One guide even said it was the best thing she’s ever done at guides.

    Lucie Hyde – 3rd Chenies & Chalfont Guides
  • I really enjoyed the club, especially learning about how to start a fire and then toasting marshmallows

    Bethan
  • Many thanks again for the fantastic experience the children have enjoyed over the last 4 weeks of Forest School. Poppy has thoroughly enjoyed this and really looked forward to it each week.

    Katrina