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Pathfinders: Home Ed Group – winter term

November 7 @ 11:00 am - December 19 @ 2:00 pm

£7.5 - £72
home education group in wrexham forest school

“Seeking knowledge, Sharing inspiration.”

Nature education, bushcraft skills and forest school for home educating families with activities suitable for children of all ages. Our winter term of fortnightly sessions promises to be jam packed with engaging outdoor learning for our older children and plenty of child-led woodland activities for younger ones. 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

Our sessions have proved so popular that we’ve now created a second group to meet demand.

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. This appeals both to parents who want a child-led session and those who want a structured, alternative curriculum 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. There are now two Pathfinders groups currently running fortnightly on alternate Tuesdays, called “Foxes” and “Badgers.” Sessions run from 11am-2pm. You can see a typical session timetable further down this page.

The campfire is always burning, so you are welcome to cook your own lunch outdoors. In fact many of our families share a hot lunch together as a group and we encourage this.

home education forest school in wrexham

Here’s how the two tier structure works…

FOREST SCHOOL HOME ED GROUP (0 – 7 years)

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.

LEARNING GROUP (8 – 16 years)

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 9 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 rich natural resources around us.

This group only runs fortnightly as part of “Foxes” – see the dates below for details.

family fun day in the woods

WHAT’S INCLUDED

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

Use of our kitchen equipment, bowls, plates and cutlery are provided for any food you would like to cook on the campfire.

There will be a Woodland Classroom leader with each group at all times and parents are welcome to assist with activities if they want to.

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.

Forest School Group

£5.50 per child (aged 2 years up) per session

£2.50 per adult, per session

Children Under 2 come FREE of charge

Learning Group

£18 per child (aged 8-16 years) per 3 hour session

So, with the current term of 4 sessions the full cost would be £72.00

£15 per additional sibling (aged 8-16  years) per 3 hour session

 

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

 

UPCOMING TERM DATES

There are two Pathfinders groups which run fortnightly on Tuesdays. You are also welcome to book onto both groups if you would like to attend weekly.

“Foxes” (includes the Learners Group for 8 – 16 year olds)

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

“Badgers” NEW GROUP!

Tues 14th Nov • Tues 28th Nov • Tues 12th Dec

 

We hope to see your children soon.

Thanks,

Lea and James

Details

Start:
November 7 @ 11:00 am
End:
December 19 @ 2:00 pm
Cost:
£7.5 - £72
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Website:
http://www.woodlandclassroom.com

Organiser

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

Venue

Felin Puleston Outdoor Centre
Erddig
Wrexham, LL13 7RF United Kingdom
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Phone:
07876 794098
Website:
http://woodlandclassroom.com/felin-puleston-outdoor-centre/

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