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Pathfinders: Home Ed Group – autumn term – SOLD OUT!

September 5 @ 11:30 am - October 17 @ 2:30 pm

£12 - £60
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“Seeking knowledge, Sharing inspiration.”

Nature education, bushcraft skills and forest school for home educating families with activities suitable for children of all ages. Our autumn term of twice monthly sessions promises to be jam packed with fun outdoor learning for our Pathfinders and plenty of child-led woodland activities for our Forest School Home Ed Group. All sessions are led by experienced tutors.

This event page is specifically for those wanting to book onto our sessions. If you’re new and want to find out more about how our Pathfinders Home Ed sessions work, just follow the link below.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR HOME ED SESSIONS

UPDATE: Currently our first term of Pathfinders is sold out as we have reached capacity with numbers. We are looking at the possibility of starting up a second group on the alternate Tuesday in order to meet demand. So, if you are interested in attending our Home Ed sessions, then plese get in touch by emailing us HERE and we will get right back to you.

We have created a two tier structure to our sessions which offers the option for either structured outdoor learning with an experienced tutor or child-led outdoor activities in the spirit of Forest School. We hope this appeals both to parents who want a child-led session and those who want structured, formal outdoor learning for their kids from a teacher in an outdoor setting.

Sessions are based at Felin Puleston Outdoor Centre which provides parking, facilities and use of an activity room and kitchen should the weather turn against us. We would run the two groups over the same three hour session. Sessions happen on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 11.30am-2.30pm. You can see a typical session timetable below.

Both groups can enjoy a shared, hot lunch, cooked together on the campfire.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE NOW FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!

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PATHFINDERS GROUP

Structured outdoor learning led by an experienced tutor. We take children through a programme of outdoor education which includes everything from using ancient fire-lighting techniques to tree identification to river ecology. The class size is limited to a maximum of 10 children so that kids get a favourable child to adult ratio. Our aim is to give high quality tutoring for your children, making the most of the natural resource around us.

For children aged 8 upwards.

25% OFF – JUST £15 PER CHILD IF YOU BOOK FOR THE TERM

OFFER EXPIRES TUESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER

FOREST SCHOOL HOME ED GROUP

Forest school style child-led activities and play, based around the campfire circle and Outdoor Centre grounds. A range of activity stations will be set up so that children can try their hands at everything from the ever popular mud kitchen (for little ones) to basic knife whittling (for older children). Kids can dive into our woodland den building area or go river dipping to see what water life they discover in their nets. Our Activity Leader will support the play and learning that takes place.

This is also a space for home educating families to socialise with others in their community, around the campfire.

Suitable for children of all ages, from 0 – 16 years.

EARLY BIRD OFFER: 10% OFF IF YOU BOOK FOR THE TERM

OFFER EXPIRES TUESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

Tea, coffee, biscuits and child-friendly drinks will be available at the Forest School campfire.

Vegetables and other ingredients are provided for the cooking of a communal lunch. We will work with  the Forest School group (kids and parents) to prepare this, ready for when those hungry Pathfinders return.

There will be a Woodland Classroom leader with each group at all times and parents would be able to assist as required.

We have access to the Erddig estate as well as proper toilets and use of the activity rooms and kitchen for learning and cooking in poor weather if required. Parking is FREE.

WHAT IT COSTS

As you will appreciate this two tier group system require different levels of expertise and fees.

Pathfinders Group

£20 per child (aged 8 years up) per session

£18 per additional sibling, per session

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE NOW! JUST £15 PER CHILD IF YOU BOOK ONTO PATHFINDERS BEFORE TERM STARTS ON TUESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER.

So, with the 25% discount, that’s just £60 for the 1st half of the autumn term, 4 sessions in total.

Forest School Group

£6.00 per child (aged 2 years up) per session

So, that’s just £24 for the 1st half of the autumn term, 4 sessions in total.

Children Under 2 come free of charge

Adults attending either group

£3.00 per adult, per session

So, that’s just £12 for the 1st half of the autumn term, 4 sessions in total.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE NOW! 10% OFF IF YOU BOOK ONTO THE FOREST SCHOOL GROUP BEFORE TERM STARTS ON TUESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER.

As we have said above, we would encourage children to book in for a full term at a time, once they’ve tried it out of course, so that they get a longer, more rewarding experience which builds their knowledge from week to week. If there are spare places available on a session there will be the option for parents to book their kids into just that session. Our Pathfinders class size is limited to 10 children.

If you have any questions, simply get in touch with us.

 

TYPICAL SESSION TIMETABLE

Sessions will run from 11.30am until 2.30pm

Both the Forest School group and the Pathfinders Group begin and end their sessions together.

11.30-11.45 : Introduction and welcome at fire circle for all.

11.45-12.30 : Pathfinders learning session 1 with tutor. Forest School Group free play and guided activities.

12.30-13.00 : Shared lunch for all at the campfire. Time for uninterrupted outdoor play for all.

13.00-14.00 : Pathfinders learning session 2 with tutor. Forest School Group free play and guided activities.

14.00-14.15 : Sharing knowledge at the fire circle. Pathfinders share with Forest School Group and parents what they have learned today and any observations.

14.15-14.30 : Uninterrupted outdoor play for all.

14.30 : Farewell at fire circle.

 

UPCOMING TERM DATES

Starting in September, sessions run the 1st and 3rd Tues of each month.

Tues 5th Sept • Tues 19th Sept • Tues 3rd Oct • Tues 17th Oct

Break for October half term week

Tues 7th Nov • Tues 21st Nov • 5th Dec • Tues 19th Dec

Don’t forget, we have an introductory Taster Session for you all to come and give it a go on Tuesday 22nd August, ahead of the regular sessions beginning in September. To find out more and to book your HALF PRICE place, just FOLLOW THIS LINK.

 

How Do I Claim My 10% Early Bird Discount?

To celebrate our new partnership with the National Trust, we’re offering a special discount for parents who book their children into our first term of Young Rangers. The early bird catches the worm.

In order to activate this limited time discount at the checkout on this website, here’s what you need to do:

Simply drop  the number of tickets you want at full price into your Basket and at the Checkout simply apply the coupon code PATHFINDER10 to activate the discount. This offer expires on 5th Sept!

We’re also offering places on the 1st term of the Pathfinders learning group for the reduced price (25% 0ff) for children who book in before 5th Sept. That’s just £15 per session for quality tutoring and lunch included!

We hope to see your children soon.

Thanks,

Lea and James

Details

Start:
September 5 @ 11:30 am
End:
October 17 @ 2:30 pm
Cost:
£12 - £60
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Website:
http://www.woodlandclassroom.com

Organiser

Woodland Classroom
Phone:
07876 794098
Website:
www.woodlandclassroom.com

Venue

Erddig Hall & Gardens
Erddig Hall
Wrexham, Wrexham LL13 0YT United Kingdom
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Phone:
01978 355314
Website:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/erddig

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36 people are attending Pathfinders: Home Ed Group – autumn term – SOLD OUT!

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  • Mrs McMahon
  • Lisa Davies
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  • Leah Pugh
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