FOREST SCHOOL IS NOW BEING OFFERED AS PART OF OUR ALTERNATIVE PROVISION
CHANGING LIVES PROGRAMME
What is Forest School?
Forest School is a forms of outdoor education which has enormous value to young people who don’t quite fit into mainstream school.
Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural environment to support the development of a lifelong relationship between the learner and the natural world and makes our centre the perfect place to deliver this initiative.
We aim for our Forest School to promote wellbeing, development and learning as well as instilling resilience, confidence, independence and creative learners by exploring and working in our outdoor environment.
All learners will:
• explore & discover new and exciting things in our farm and woodland environment
• develop positive relationships with themselves, other people and animals
• develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world and animals
Our Forest School’s learner-centred approach interweaves with the ever-changing moods and marvels, potential and challenges of the natural world through the seasons to fill every session and programme with discovery and difference. Making each session and every experience a valuable one.
Costs & Timetable
Post 16 – 1-2-1 – £175 Plus VAT
School age from year 7-11— – 1-2-1 – £165 Plus VAT
Our days run between 10am-2pm, Monday –Friday.
Please note that a full terms commitment is required.
Please note our 13-stone weight maximum. Riding is not compulsory
‘To support people to develop the skills,and the desire, to return to education and/or employment’
We passionately believe that horses have a remarkable role to play in the help available to young people when more traditional methods have failed them. The equestrian environment provides a powerful way of inspiring young people to connect, improve well-being and become productive members of society.
With our 531 British Horse Society Approved Riding Centres in the UK, supported by more than 20,000 BHS Instructors, we intend to bring this formidable infrastructure to the forefront of helping young people connect into society through education and employment.
Changing Lives through Horses is a new educational programme which will be shaped over time to provide a wholly sustainable intervention which will change the lives of those it reaches.
The BHS will work in partnership to deliver a programme which meets the needs of disengaged young people, to change their lives through the development of key life skills, and engage them back into society. The success of the programme will be measured through the evidence of change within key skill areas. We will be led by the following core principles:
- To change lives through horses, dogs, small animals and the outdoors
- To be sustainable
- To build effective partnerships to create a world class educationinitiative
- To be knowledge based
- To nurture now for the future
Who are the target audience?
The programme will be aimed at young people in secondary school education who would be more suited to an alternative provision to mainstream school. We envisage over time the programme will be expanded to support a wider disengaged community.