Enrichment Days

Schools

"Given a chance a child will bring the confusion of the world to the woods, wash it in the creek, and turn it over
to see what lives on the unseen side of that confusion."
Margaret McMillan (1860-1931) educator

Enrichment Days use the woodland environment to bring a new dimension to the curriculum.

All the sessions run for a morning (150) or a day (300) for a maximum of 30 pupils and incorporate the forest school principles and some of the activities. They complement the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

The enrichment days can be adapted or the school may wish to choose their own theme. The Woodland Adventure team love a challenge!

Science

Schools

Hands on learning to discover the natural world and stimulate enquiring minds. Focusing on:

  • Invertebrates/mini beasts
  • Pond dipping
  • Leaf identification
  • Natural materials
  • Arts and crafts

Enchanted Woodland

Schools

Literacy based on popular stories.

Children enter a world of fantasy to search for much loved characters in the woods and weave their own tales.

Class teachers may choose their own books for the session.

Neolithic/Iron Age Experience

Travelling into the past to explore signs of the Stone Age. Children have a chance to build their own settlements, light fires and make primal drawings.

Team Building

Schools

Courses focus on team building skills i.e. learning to work cooperatively, positive behaviour, building self-esteem. 'Woodland Challenges' undertaken include:

  • Den building
  • Raft making
  • Fire lighting
  • Scavenging
  • Cooking round the campfire

Water Usage and the Environment

Schools

This is Geography based and covers protecting the environment

  • Water in the bucket game
  • Water cycle quiz for groups
  • Leaf identification
  • Water usage quiz played in groups
  • Why we need plants and trees in our environment