Working with Schools

We have delivered our successful outdoor learning programmes at Tregolls School – An Academy, Illogan Primary School and Blackwater Primary School. There is substantial evidence to show that taking the curriculum outside can enhance the health and wellbeing of children, as well as encouraging them to be more active.  At our Families First forest Schools, children learn to manage risks, work together through teamwork, gain appreciation and respect for nature and improve their emotional literacy (self-esteem, motivation, social skills, empathy, self-regulation and confidence). Our team of experienced and qualified teachers have a passion for outdoor learning and have completed Trauma Informed Schools training.

“The children thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor activities and received a positive, nurturing experience, developing self-esteem and confidence. Great for our school, great for our children and great for our parents!” Deputy Head, Tregolls School – An Academy

Teamwork | Appreciation and respect for nature | Emotional literacy

Outdoor learning programme

Our outdoor learning programmes have been developed to support children and young people in improving their self-esteem, confidence, and self-belief through a variety of activities that are delivered outdoors. Activities include skill development through the use of tools and activities, such as fire lighting and shelter building; pupils will develop socially, emotionally and learn the importance of following the rules, leading to a growth in confidence, self-esteem and self-motivation.

Our outdoor learning programmes are aimed at primary age children and young people who require support in managing their behaviour and developing coping strategies to increase their emotional resilience to support them in their learning.
We offer our programmes to groups of up to eight children on a six-week, 12 week or whole year basis of two hours per week. We work with each school to complete appropriate assessments at the beginning and end of the programme. Please contact us for our catalogue of prices and details of our policies, insurance, risk assessments and qualifications.

Our impact and evidence

  • Number of reported behaviour incidents reduced in schools.
  • Children were more motivated when back in the classroom. 
  • Children who have attended the programme have developed a sense of belonging.
  • There has been a reduction in negative behavioural incidents in some pupils.
  • A stronger trust relationship is fostered between pupils and adults.
  • Children showed signs of beginning to recognise more emotional responses and were able to self-regulate through their understanding.

    Boxall Results from our project working with Illogan Primary School