Home Education

Learning outside the classroom, and learning life skills in the process

Learning beyond walls

Our home educator sessions are run in the beautiful setting of Broughton Hall’s woodlands, with sessions suitable for children from ages 5-11.

Every other week we will spend the time together in the woodlands learning about bushcraft, tool use, science, nature and geography. Our sessions are fun and relaxed, and share many of the principles of forest school, but are a little more structured than some others you may previously have attended.

What will my child gain from it?

  • A fun session in the fresh air
  • An appreciation of our natural world
  • Contextual learning
  • Problem solving
  • Measured risk taking – building confidence, resilience and self regulation
  • Independent learning guided by experienced outdoor instructors and trained teachers

How will the sessions be structured?

  • A new skill every other week around which our activities are based
  • A mix of child-initiated and adult-led sessions
  • Sessions will include tool use, bushcraft knowledge and skills, nature crafts, physical challenges plus much more!
  • Parents can leave their children and relax in the café at Utopia, Broughton Hall (Currently closed due to COVID-19) or visit Skipton nearby
  • We will be following the WILD Passport syllabus with each child, and therefore allowing them to understand their achievements with recognised milestones and certificates. This will be included in the price.

What do we need to bring?

  • Appropriate outdoor clothing – we ask you to bring waterproofs, and muddy boots in all weathers, as we often use water play in our sessions. In hot weather please bring sun cream and hats. The woodlands have plenty of plants which may sting or scratch – please consider this when dressing your child for the day.
  • All food and drink should be brought from home – due to the current situation with Covid-19 we are currently unable to provide food for you. Please ensure you have plenty to last the duration of the session.
  • Hand sanitiser – to minimise the spread of Covid-19 we ask that you bring hand sanitiser to use before and after the session.

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