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Secondary

Outdoor learning doesn’t stop when  you leave primary school. We provide a range of topics , that  are designed to boost confidence, self-esteem, communication, team working amongst others. 

We can work to bring complex Curriculum topics outdoors, providing a different learning environment and way of understanding the topics. 


Woodland Wellbeing Sessions

The impact of COVID-19 has been detrimental to mental health and wellbeing. 

We have designed a programme of  a  six weeks Woodland Wellbeing sessions. The sessions are tailored to  boost holistic development in a safe and relaxing environment. 

Forest Schools

Forest Schools is a recognised outdoor learning programme, over a periods of a minimum of 6 weeks. Sessions are led by qualified Forest School practitioners. 

Sessions are learner led with support from staff. Groups are kept to low numbers to allow for high staff to pupil ratios and  to provide more support. 

Sessions are held in the same  woodland each week and tasks are planned and developed based on reviews and interests with the group. 

Below is a list of our popular topics but please get in touch if you have an idea or there is something we  haven’t mentioned!

We ask that you come dressed for the session/weather and are prepared to get muddy (at times) and have lots of fun with us.

For information on Forest Schools please see our Primary school page.

 

Popular Topics

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Wildlife Documentary

These sessions is held over several days/weeks and includes the following:

  1. Introduction to Scottish Wildlife

  2. How to track and survey for wildlife

  3. Introduction to wildlife cameras and set up

  4. Documentary making – using the knowledge and footage gathered to make your own wildlife documentary – Richard Attenborough will be jealous!

  5. Share your findings with the rest of the school/class

Sessions are a mix of indoor (footage editing) and outdoor.

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Habitat Studies

This session(s) can be conducted over several days, with the option of individual whittling projects.


  1. Fire lighting and cooking

  2. Den building – survival shelters

  3. Tool use

  4. Tracks and trails

  5. Nettle cordage

  6. Navigation

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Bushcraft Skills

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