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Free to Learn

Woodland education group

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

For ages: 7 - 16 years

Available tickets:
Standard £175
Next date: Monday 11th Jul,

A SUMMARY

Our Free to Learn Home education group is a unique and exciting opportunity for young people to fully engage and learn in nature. This group is available to any child as an alternative to, or as an addition to school . Given the current Covid 19 pandemic we want to offer a high quality outdoor alternative to school for all children which will comply with all government and NHS guidelines. It is very important to us that children are given the freedom to get outside again with and feel part of a community. The last couple of years have been challenging and stressful for everyone including our children. Our aims have always been far more than just outdoor fun experiences, we want to help people feel the connection they have with the natural world. As we come out of lockdown, having been literally isolating ourselves from people and nature, now is the time we need to find that connection more than ever. Our groups will allow children to play, to learn, to feel and connect, we will pro...

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

Equipment

Safety

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.

Where
we'll be

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

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £175Ticket description: We are unable to offer concessionary rates. Individual payment plans can be discussed with mentor

Pricing information

Cancellation

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.


Cancellation


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