Woodventurers Woodland Learning and Forest School
Woodventurers is a local alternative education provider in Cambridgeshire. We run alternative provision programmes and home school sessions. Children learn through interesting, enjoyable activities in a woodland setting. The Woodventurers team deliver high quality bespoke sessions tailored to the learners.
Research shows that learning in a calming natural setting allows students to thrive. Therefore, we focus on improving mental health, well-being and academic achievement through Outdoor Learning. We use our beautiful woodland setting in Hardwick but can equally bring our work to your outdoor space.
We realise working outdoors can be more risky than being inside a building. However, safety is one of our highest priorities. As such, to minimise risk to the young person, staff or others, all activities and working areas are rigorously risk assessed prior to each session.
We work across Cambridgeshire with sites near the village of Hardwick, near Chatteris, Willingham and central Cambridge. Our site near Grafham Water will be operating after Easter.
Woodland Learning Alternative provision
Woodland Learning sessions give children access to learning through the means of nature-based education. Our Woodland Tutors teach pre-planned curriculum-led activities in a natural environment. This may have an academic focus or nurturing specific health and well-being needs. Session content is planned according to the individual needs and interests of the child/children in our care. A Woodland Learning programme can be short or long-term.
Forest School Alternative Provision
A Forest School programe reflects the same aim as Woodland Learning but with two fundamental differences in how the provision is planned. Firstly, the programme of sessions is long-term to allow free-flow learning at the child’s pace. Secondly, success is measured by outcome. Planning is done in the moment and tutors observations used to inform future sessions. Forest School sessions are not directed by a pre-conceived outcome as with Woodland Learning but focus on nurturing mental health and well-being and consequently building other transferable skills.
Home School Woodland Learning
Home school sessions are an amalgamation of Woodland Learning and Forest School. Therefore the best of both worlds. Child-led, holistic, long term learning with endless opportunities for curriculum learning. Session content is influenced by discovery and child interests. We use natural resources wherever possible in our work. Whether learning about lifecycles by planting conkers or exploring material changes when cooking on the fire we make learning fun and rewarding for all those who come to our sessions.
How to book
Complete the expression of interest form below.
One of our programme coordinators will contact you to begin the consultation process.
Booking is secured with signed agreement and ‘best match’ tutors allocated.
We liaise with all relevant parties and design a bespoke learning programme.
Our tutors deliver the programme and give regular feedback on student progress.
The coordinator provides you with regular feedback and full programme evaluation of learning.
Please make sure you read our Booking terms and conditions
If you have any further questions
Woodventurers Woodland Learning Ltd
Unit 10/11 Broadway House, 149-151 St Neots Road, Hardwick. CB23 7QJ
Company Number: 13335491
VAT registration Number: 428718961