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Weekly Group

Evening adventures in the great outdoors

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Seeking Wild

Reconnecting kids with the wild

Location address: Godstone, RH9 8NP
Chosen age group:

For ages: 9 - 14 years

Available tickets:
Standard £120Concession £100
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
*Our concluding session would normally be a full day on the last weekend of term, but due to that landing on a Bank Holiday weekend, we have moved the full day session forward!* At this session, we are going to go to the deeper levels of nature connection and outdoor skills that cannot be learnt in an hour session, or in a day, or even a week. This is about long term change, learning new skills/awareness when the children are ready, unlike traditional teaching methods. Here, we follow the children's interests and curiosities. Guiding them on an intrincitcly lead learning journey. This type of learning may not be as obvious, or trackable. A type of learning that will express itself when you least expect it, like walking through the woodland with your child and they point out an Elder Tree, you ask 'How do you know that's an Elder?', and they explain 'It has cork like bark to touch, there's often many shoots, AND we've made beads out of this before because the pith is really really soft!' To give you an idea of how what we personally see as a 'successful' session/block here at Seeking Wild. Is that the children come away with a stronger connection to nature. Through giving them the freedom to explore their own curiosities, and occasionally us guiding them, they will be creating meaningful experiences in nature. These meaningful experiences are the foundations, once these foundations have been laid we will change the focus to a more skill based period. For example, Firelighting, Tracking, Den building. This doesn't mean we will not be looking at skills, we will more than likely practice and develop different skills each week. But to begin with we believe it is more important to make the connection, build a relationship, and a familiarity with nature first. If a child is not comfortable or has no intrinsic curiosity for the natural world, we see giving them lectures on the 'importance' of firelighting at this stage less beneficial. If the child is not fully ready, it will be just become another skill, learnt parrot fashion, to add to their arson. Depending on what stage your child comes to us at, whether they don't often go outside, or you can never get them in. We will meet them where they are, and from there go further in skills and awareness in nature.
About your mentor
Seeking Wild
Reconnecting kids with the wild
Seeking Wild has been set up to connect children back to nature. Facilitating a space for children to explore, play and learn in a wilder environment. In a world more disconnected than ever from the natural world, it’s never been so important to get children back outside having real life meaningful experiences in nature. Seeking Wild is comprised of Reece Allen and Lydia Crook, along with other occasional skilled and passionate mentors who believe in the philosophy of Seeking Wild. Reece Allen - I have worked with children for the last 4 years, my journey first started as a football coach. Which led me into working in a primary school as a HLTA & Forest School Leader, ultimately leading to me setting up Seeking Wild. As well as being a qualified Forest School Leader, I am passionately deeping my knowledge and skills in other disciplines. Such as Bushcraft, Natural Movement and Nature Connection, through workshops, mentors and self study. What I love most is exposing children to new meaningful experiences in nature through exploration and play! Lydia Crook - My love for working with children started a long time ago! I was an Au Pair for a year in France when I was 18. I then went on to study Sociology and Politics at university, and whilst at university I enrolled on a yoga teacher training course to follow my passion for holistic wellbeing. As well as teaching in studios I ran student yoga classes, taught refugee and asylum seekers, and was involved in various holiday programmes offering yoga to children. In the last few years I have moved away from yoga slightly as I became increasingly aware that I love teaching children but felt that I wanted to offer more. I started to research different learning theories and found the forest school ethos which I felt very inline with. I have gone on to undertake my forest school leader training and have worked at Little Forest Folks Nursery, and with Seeking Wild during camps before now running Seeking Wild full time with Reece. What I love most is exposing children to new experiences and watching them explore in a child-led environment.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Develop a deeper understanding and connection to the natural world.
Aim 3
To be able to identify a range of native flora and fauna.
Aim 5
Develop confidence and self esteem.
Aim 7
Experience the outdoors under the cover of darkness.
Aim 2
Improve physical health.
Aim 4
Develop an understanding of how to use different natural resources. Shelters, fire, crafts, food.
Aim 6
Greater awareness of conservation/environmentalism.
Pricing information
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InformationSibling discount available. If you are booking for more than one child you can select the concession rate for each child. We personally understand that many have been adversely hit financially by the pandemic. We do not want money to become a barrier, and so please get in touch if you require a subsidised rate. We want sessions to be available to all children, irrespective of income.
Ticket nameConcession
Where we'll be
Rabies Heath Road, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8NP
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First Aid Training
First Aid Kit
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Cancellation Policy
No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.Refunds depend on notice and whether we have anyone to fill your space.

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