Eden's Forest are able to support schools on site in two main ways: Facilities and Education.
We are very aware that it is not always practical or possible for school groups to come to our site in Lepton. We want as many children to benefit from enjoying the outdoors as possible. With this in mind we offer a range of options for schools that can be specifically tailored to your school's needs. If you would like us to come to your school to excite, inform and motivate your children, please get in touch. Costs for such services will vary but a typical half day workshop including an assembly and 2-3 individual class sessions with one instructor will cost £250. Working ratios would typically be 1:15 for activities such as tool use. If your school would like to book a series of sessions to develop skills progressively, or to enable the whole school to participate, we offer a 10% discount on bookings of 3 or more days (equivalent to 6 half day sessions), and 15% for bookings of more than 5 days.
Outdoors sessions - to support core curriculum subjects (Literacy, Numeracy, Science)
See Curriculum Support for more details
Bushcraft e.g. tool use, fire starting
Pre-visit & follow up sessions
Many outdoor spaces at school are under-utilised. This can be for a number of reasons from finances to simply not knowing how to make best use of the space.
Eden's Forest can provide schools with an expert eye with several successful school developments to draw upon. Options for development can range from simple willow structures or wildlife areas, to outdoor classrooms and full forest school landscaping schemes. Very small areas of school grounds can provide a valuable learning resource for the children in your school. We can give expert advice on how to make the most of your individual setting and provide a range of options for development. Most importantly, and unlike most other contractors, we believe it is essential that the children play a fundamental role in the planning and construction phases. In this way, the development becomes their development.
As you can see from the images below, we can provide skeleton den frameworks with brush cover that can be applied by children as young as 3 years old, or even a permanent den structure big enough to fit a class of 30 children inside!
Willow structures are one of the quickest and most cost effective ways to transform an area of your school grounds. The planting season is from November to March and each length of willow can put on over 2 metres of growth in a single year. The children help to design a structure or series of structures and all ages are able to help with the planting process.
We can also provide advice and support in sourcing funding for such developments.
Please contact us for a free no obligation site appraisal, or if you would like to meet to view previous developments.
We charge £250 to draw up accurate proposals for a site that you can develop in your own time or with another provider. If you choose Eden's Forest as your contractor this charge is waived.
Below are some images of sites we have developed which might give you some ideas for your own school:
Story TELLING area
raised beds / poly tunnels
Outdoor Classroom / shelters