Eequ · After school. In place of school. Beyond school.

Short Breaks in the woods

Forest school and Disabled Children

Mentored by Caroline CampbellMentor summary: Including everyone
Organisation links:
FSA Conference 2022 Workshops
Location address: Barnsley, S75 4JU
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Workshop: Short Breaks Free
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

What we'll do

Short Breaks offers a form of 'respite' for families and young people who may exhibit challenging or restrictive behaviours or may have physical needs that may require extra support. We provide this service using the Forest School ethos and many of your clients attend frequently and regularly throughout the year. Often they enjoy the experience so much they stay with you for many years. The sessions offered are always well attended and form the basis of a very successful and rewarding business. This workshop shares the knowledge, opportunities and experience of our many years of delivery for those who may wish to expand their FS provision into this lucrative area. We will sit around the fire, with a set up similar to what we do in the woods. Here we can show you what we do and what it looks like. Experience the hammocks, and the environment and how they can promote inclusion and relaxation. We will tell you our story, how we began and how we have sustained our business and our plan...

Caroline Campbell·Including everyone
Caroline: When my nephew went to nursery in Denmark in the 1990's I saw the difference the environment makes. I have gone on to work in the early years and after school clubs promoting the benefits of the outdoors. I was overheard talking passionately at work about the outdoors and was asked to run an outdoors "risky play" project for disabled children. This developed naturally into work with adults as the children grew older. Now I promote inclusion with adults and children together. Simon: I began my FS journey in 2003 while working in the outdoor industry, and I have worked with alternative provision, mainstream schools, and additional needs. I am a level 4 forest school trainer working freelance, while delivering forest schools to children. I have qualifications in Forest School, beach schools, Social Forestry Level 3

Learning aims

Here’s how we’re still here 12 years in including staffing, training, insurance, grant applications, and enjoying the outdoors.

What's provided


Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Please note

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we'll be

Silverwood Scout Camp, Manchester Road , Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4JU

Pricing information

Ticket: Workshop: Short Breaks £0

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

Free bookings do not require refunds but as places are limited, please cancel if you cannot attend so that your place can be offered to someone else.


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