It was Back to School for me too today!
I’m excited to be working with YBC again this year, taking learning outdoors every Tuesday. Today was all about planning and I’m brimming with ideas. I’m looking forward to starting back with pupils in two week’s time!
I’ve also been taking bookings for teachers looking for a different way to kick start and introduce a new topic to inspire their pupils. And teachers looking for an alternative school trip to remember have already started planning it with us 👍
We cater for groups of less than ten to around 60. So if you’re looking for an outdoor learning session or planning your next school trip, do drop us a line! Steph 😊
Pupils are ‘stranded’ in a woodland in Bridgend, and must work together as a team to survive.
Pupils are going on a discovery mission. And they must learn key skills in order to survive – and thrive!
The summer has flown by, and the kids will soon be back in school. We know teachers have already been busy planning for the 2018-2019 academic year. But if you’re still looking for ideas and inspiration to take learning outdoors, read on!
Today I welcomed pupils from Tai Education Centre in RCT to our Bridgend Bushcraft Basecamp.
The pupils had focused on a survival topic this term in school. So to finish the topic and celebrate the end of term, pupils got to put in to practice the survival skills they’d learnt in the classroom.
We’re almost at the end of the school year and the start of the summer holidays. And we know teachers have already started planning for the next school year. Keep reading to find out more about our outdoor School Adventures in South Wales.
One of the myths about outdoor learning is that you need a qualification to do it. In this blog post, I want to help bust that myth. And inspire you to take learning outdoors every day!
Steph Thompson is an experienced, qualified Forest School and Beach School Leader and Bushcraft Instructor. She has over 15 years experience of working with children and young people in various settings. And most recently, setting up and running her own company, Bushcraft Adventures.
Dr Coral Harper has worked in and studied the field of Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties for the last 24 years. This has been a teacher and senior leader in mainstream, special and independent specialist provision. And latterly as an adult trainer and consultant.
Archery is good for kids. It requires focus, concentration, dealing with pressure, learning how to fail and much more.
Archery is a fun and accessible sport for all ages and abilities. We run archery activities for children’s birthday parties. But it’s also a great activity for schools as part of an outdoor learning session or fun school trip. It’s great for practising mental arithmetic, team work and more. We get to see these benefits first-hand, ‘in action’ when delivering archery sessions for kids.
And we love the infographic (below) by Target Crazy which gives 25 reasons why archery is good for kids.