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Free to Learn

Woodland education group

Mentored by Project RewildMentor summary: Rewilding children, families & communities
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Location address: Staplecross, TN32 5QA
Chosen age group:

For ages: 7 - 16 years

Available tickets:
Standard £125
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest


Free to Learn woodland education group encourages children to be fully immersed in nature in all weathers throughout the year. Our magnificent ancient woodland site in Staplecross allows children to spend a whole day far away from the busy world outside. Children are free to roam, free to explore, free to feel, free to question and ultimately Free to learn. Participants are dropped off and left with our qualified and experienced staff team. We aim to create a safe and secure environment in which we can empower and entrust participants to explore and push their own physical and emotional capabilities. Free to Learn brings together traditional nature based indigenous teachings from around the world and makes them accessible and relevant. We aim to facilitate deeper emotional connections with the natural world, with one another and with ourselves. We want to give back what has been lost, a relationship with this beautiful, complex wonderfully unfathomable world. This group is availa...

Project Rewild·Rewilding children, families & communities
Project Rewild is a non profit Community Interest Company (CIC) which aims to re connect and rewild children, families, adults and communities. The project is made up of a range o passionate and skilled staff and volunteers who are committed to the aims and objectives of Project Rewild. Free to Learn is led by Luke Funnell. He has worked as an outdoor instructor and facilitator for many years leading transformative woodland projects for children, teenagers and adults. He is qualified as a forest school leader, advanced level bush craft and survival instructor, health and social worker and teacher. Luke has spent the last 5 years training in deep ecology, nature connection and nature philosophy based on ancestral teachings from around the world. Luke has over 20 years of experience working with children and teenagers as a youth worker, teacher, playworker, behaviour adviser and residential social worker. The work he is most skilled in and passionate about is working with young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. “I have been working with at risk and vulnerable young people in society for most of my career; without doubt the most important and profound changes I have witnessed in these individuals is when I work with them in nature. I passionately believe in the therapeutic and transformative effects of working with people in this way. I enjoy engaging and inspiring people to be outdoors more and I feel it is my purpose to help reconnect people with nature.” “As a dad it saddens me to think of my children growing up in a world where they will not play outside with friends without adult supervision. They won’t spend hours exploring wild spaces. I know the world has changed a lot since I was a child but I passionately believe that children need to grow up around nature, they need to play outside, and they need to have the space to roam freely with other children. I have set up Project Rewild in an attempt to re-introduce children to playing outside in nature, to show a new generation that it really is amazing out there! To do this I want to offer accessible opportunities for children and families to spend time outside in nature”. “Project Rewild is not another Forest School group, I don’t want nature to be experienced as another club or school subject. Time in nature and free play is absolutely essential to our children’s development, and to our ongoing health and happiness. I want to inspire children, to engage them, and entrust them to play in, and enjoy nature. I want to see children playing in woodlands and outdoor spaces again, to get muddy and learn about nature by touching, smelling and tasting it. I want to rewild our children (and everyone else!)

Learning aims

To have a deeper understanding of native fauna and flora

Strengths to develop

Physical strength will be improved at all times, walking, running, climbing and exploring the woodland all day long

What's provided



Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

we'll be

Pennywort Wood, Cripps Corner Road, Staplecross, East Sussex, TN32 5QA

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £125Ticket description: £125 for 5 week term.(2 Bank Holidays this term)

Pricing information


My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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