Outdoor Education

 

 

 

Wildwoodz Classroom is the ideal outdoor education venue for individuals or groups whatever your organisation.
In 2021 / 2022 we’re going to be adding residential accommodation and a classroom to enable children to get fully involved a variety of the following possible subjects…

  • Pond building  and planting for our pond dipping sessions.
  • Environmentally friendly off grid and sustainable living / Eco – friendly power supply.
  • Woodland maintenance and management.
  • Bushcraft survival skills.
  • Basic construction and joinery.
  • Local wildlife and nature.
  • Event management.
  • Outdoor activities for physical and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Creation of our World War trenches replica.

As well as  much much more.

Wildwoodz is committed to providing exciting opportunities to young people as an alternative or addition to mainstream education. Outdoor education away from the formal and traditional indoor classroom environment is a proven way to increase engagement with students through practical activities and experiences.

  Learning options available to schools, youth groups and individuals at Wildwoodz Classroom via funded placements are the following schemes.

John Muir Award

What is John Muir? – John Muir is an engagement initiative encourages people to connect with, enjoy, and care for wild places. It’s an environmental award scheme for people of all backgrounds – groups, families, individuals. It’s non-competitive, inclusive and accessible. The achievement is split into four stages which are explained in the video below.

Saltire Award

What is the Saltire award? – The Saltire Awards are the Scottish Government’s way of celebrating, recognising and rewarding the commitment, contribution and achievements of young volunteers in Scotland, aged between 12 and 25.

Young people gain nationally recognised certificates, signed by Scottish Government Ministers, for the different amounts of volunteering they do.

The Saltire Awards recognise volunteering that meets the following three clear characteristics:

  • It is a free will activity. This means you are doing it because you want to, and no one is forcing you to do it.
  • It is not done for financial gain. Volunteering is not a job and you cannot be paid; however, you may have any reasonable expenses covered.
  • It is for the benefit of the community, society at large or an individual.

The Saltire scheme is a way to enable young people to:

  • Gain new skills and experience that will look great on your CV and could help you at school and/or work.
  • Meet new people and make new friends and connections.
  • Make a difference to individual people, communities and the environment.
  • Have fun! You will have the chance to get involved in variety of activities that might not have done before.

There are 4 stages to Saltire volunteering.

Coming soon SQA Accreditation for formal qualifications…

How do we get involved?

If you have a young person or a group of young people that you’d like to take part in one of our outdoor education programmes please ask your funding representative to contact us at classroom@wildwoodz.co.uk – and we’ll get back in touch.

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