Forest School for Older Children
We provide highly effective intervention and support to secondary schools and run an amazing holiday club for ages 9+. We exist to help young people grow in every area of their lives, by creating unforgettably good memories, providing excellent role models, and setting up amazing free play opportunities, all in the great outdoors.
Forest School for Schools
Our school support centres around positive learning experiences- firelighting, hammocks, games and genuinely caring staff enable children to learn the vital life skills of confidence, kindness and self regulation.
We work with children with a variety of social, emotional and behavioural needs and diagnoses. Our ethos is that every child is good, sometimes it just takes a different environment to see it- we exist to provide the environment where this is best able to grow.
We know our approach works because we constantly see dramatic, positive changes in the young people we work with, and we were recently described as “the most effective alternate provision we use” by a SENCO in a local secondary.
We use the Forest School framework to enable this- it’s an excellent way to create enjoyable spaces where students can experience learning and trying new things in a positive way- like exploring what effective teamwork looks and feels like, practising appropriate behaviour, and experiencing choosing to contain themselves, sometimes for the first time.
It works so well, one school signed up for a single term, and upon seeing the results managed to find the budget to continue longer term support. Want to learn more, or interested in how we could help your school? Click here for more information!
Forest School Holiday Clubs for Parents & Carers
Our holiday clubs are, in our opinion, the best around- and with an average age of about 12, they’re certainly unique. Parents and carers agree- they keep sending us older children, with positive feedback like “it’s fun, educational and outdoors and allows my child to enjoy nature and use his imagination.”, “my son has loved it”, and “we know and trust Adam to deliver fun (yet safe!), child-centred, outdoor activities”. Thanks for the great feedback!
We are currently paused for Covid, but when we resume sessions will run Fridays 9am to 4pm during school holidays at the woods next to Lansdown racecourse, and involve a mixture of fires, tree climbing, den building, team and trust games, and whatever else the children want to get up to! Sorry but it’s ages 9+ only (We make exceptions for siblings age 8+!)
You can find our child protection policy here
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Therapuetic and 1:1 work for Children and Families
More and more of you are contacting us directly asking us to work with your children directly. We offer therapeutic 1:1 and family sessions which use the context of the great outdoors and our trauma informed approach to enable your children to become the best versions of themselves. Please contact us directly to enquire about availability and rates.
BroadTree Forest School on Social Media
Please check us out on social media to get an idea of what we do at our sessions!