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  • Forest School (Denmark) ½ a day a week – integrated to the Curriculum We would do whole classes in purest form, But usually targeted groups (bereaved, withdrawn or quieter children, students with challenging behaviour)
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  • 1. Wild in the Woods Reclaiming green places since 1959
  • 2. Wild in the WoodsThe Approach• To encourage and inspire individuals through positiveoutdoor experiences.• Participation in engaging and motivating achievable tasksand activities.• Development of personal, social, health and emotionalskills. Reclaiming green places since 1959
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  • 4. Wild in the Woods Reclaiming green places since 1959
  • 5. Wild in the WoodsWhat do the children do?• Trails - following set trails, creating their own trails, includes: mapreading and creating own maps• Flora and fauna ID - e.g.: mini-beast hunting, uses of different plants,pond dipping, using scientific keys• Woodland Crafts - developing practical skills by making objectsand/or tools, from natural resources found in the woods• Shelter building• Fire lighting and cookingAll sessions also incorporate regular team work challenges andproblem solving games, as well as music and environmental art. Reclaiming green places since 1959
  • 6. Wild in the Woods Reclaiming green places since 1959
  • 7. Wild in the Woods Reclaiming green places since 1959
  • 8. Wild in the WoodsPracticalities• A natural environment, preferably woodland• Led by qualified Forest School Leader• High adult:child ratio• Child led• Opportunities offered through carefulobservation of children• Has environmental care at it’s heart Reclaiming green places since 1959
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  • 12. Wild in the WoodsOutcomes of Wild in the Woods• Self Awareness• Self Regulation• Intrinsic motivation• Empathy• Good social communication skills• Independence• A positive mental attitude, self-esteem and confidence Reclaiming green places since 1959
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  • 14. Wild in the Woods - Feedback"Some children who often have power strugglesin team situations worked together, takingdifferent roles and responsibilities with ease"Year 6 teacher - Windmill Primary School"At first I wasnt sure about the activities, but weall got well into it more and more as the dayswent on!"Young Person (aged 14) Reclaiming green places since 1959
  • 15. Wild in the Woods - Feedback“One of the boys talked constantly about the 1stday for the whole weekend, telling other peoplehow fantastic it was. He made lots ofreferences to “working like his dad,” which gavehim great pleasure.”“Children worked very well with children whothey wouldn’t normally work with. Some of thechildren said that it was the best time they hadhad in their lives!”Class teacher Y6 Wild in the Woods Reclaiming green places since 1959
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