schools

A range of options including camps, inspiring days of learning and play as well as bespoke teacher training and staff inset days.

Get in touch with us and we can craft something to meet your needs.

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EVENTS AND CAMPS FOR SCHOOLS

We offer a range of options for schools of all sizes to see how time outdoors can help children thrive.

There is an increasing understanding amongst educators and policy makers of the benefits that time spent outdoors has on children and their development on multiple levels. It is well evidenced that it is central to children’s enjoyment of childhood but also teaches critical life skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and creativity.

Our events are tailored to the needs of the client-group. We develop programmes incorporating elements of bushcraft that can be linked to particular aspects of the curriculum or support learning around a specific topic. Alternatively the focus may be to provide opportunities for personal development and learning for those who are not best supported in a more traditional classroom environment.

In all cases individual tasks & team building activities are planned which encourage:

  • practical problem solving & team work skills
  • personal responsibility & respect for others
  • physical activity, health & wellbeing
  • environmental awareness & conservation

Schools we have worked with include:

  • Claremont Fan Court School, Esher, Surrey
  • Moretonhampstead Primary School, Devon
  • Whitchurch Community Primary School, Tavistock
  • King Edward 6th Community College (KEVICC), Totnes
  • Brockwood Park School, Bramdean, Hampshire
  • Wynstones School, Gloucester
  • Woodlands School, Plymouth
  • Bristol Steiner School
  • Ratcliffe School, Dawlish, Devon 

Depending on your needs we have a range of ways for your school to get involved.

School Camps

Based on a highly successful blend of nature awareness, bushcraft and storytelling, these programmes make the most of a young person’s love of and curiosity for the natural world. The aim is to empower the children with new skills, to deepen their relationship to nature and breed a new confidence to continue to discover it for themselves. Most of all, this programme aims to deliver a hugely enjoyable experience to all.

These programmes require the children to respond to a demanding (and enjoyable) sequence of tasks in an unfamiliar setting. The activities can cause breakthrough results in the following areas:

  • Attitude
  • Organisation
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Tenacity
  • Planning
  • Teamwork
  • Responsibility
  • Communication
  • Observation
  • Awareness

“WildWise has brought an invaluable experience of Nature to my students over the years. Invaluable skills taught have brought them to a deeper understanding of their connection with the wild. Wisdom received by the campfire in story and song have brought them closer to each other and to the earth under their feet. They have gained confidence and humility through the experience and they leave the camp more rooted than they came. WildWise provide a unique opportunity for both children and adults.” - James Oxer, St Lukes School, Exeter

Wild Nights Out

‘Wild Nights Out’ are overnight wildlife camps for school, community and youth groups. They offer a unique variety of activities, blending environmental and wildlife encounters with an adventurous outdoor experience - all with a pinch of magic to make it a truly memorable event!

From our camp we’ll go on short explorations of the natural world at different times of day and night! We’ll have a campfire to cook on and tents to sleep in. It is a very full experience with lots of activities thrown in.

"Heartfelt thanks for our superb camping experience. The children were exhausted but filled with an inner calm and peace. None of us forgot the myriad of impressions imprinted in our eyes, fingers, ears, noses and tastebuds; everyone has their own special memory as you awakened our senses and heightened our awareness of our surroundings. May you inspire many children in the future."  Eileen Brassington, Sandford School

Teacher Training and Staff Inset Days

With over 18 years of experience in outdoor and environmental education WildWise offer a wide range of Professional Training courses aimed at developing skills, confidence and competency in leading groups in the outdoors. Each year our programme changes to make the most of our national network of varied experts and specialists to deliver new courses to build professional repertoire. Please see the latest list of Professional Training Courses.

We can also deliver our Professional Training courses at your school or local area if required and provide INSET days and Twilight Sessions which we will happily tailor to your specific needs and location. 

"Well-structured, very relevant.... showed how to be creative in the classroom and how the environment acts as a tool to encapsulate all learning styles. Fantastic demonstration of how to teach children to relax and take notice." - Environmental Activities for Primary Schools

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