Outdoor learning and tool use

Some people shy away from allowing young people, especially those considered to have additional learning needs or challenging behaviour, from using sharp tools.

During our longer term outdoor learning sessions, we build trust and respect, and pupils have the opportunity to use knives, saws, and today the shave horse to make feather sticks. It provides an opportunity for pupils to learn about and manage risk and develop important life skills.

We find these sessions hugely rewarding seeing pupils grow in confidence and develop their skills and we’ve had great feedback about them. If you’re interested in finding out more for your pupils, drop us a line today…

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