15-02-2021Outdoor learning

We have a very exciting opportunity to join a group of dedicated volunteers who are helping us to create and develop our new Outdoor Learning Centre. 

Opening this year, our new site will offer children, young people and their families the opportunity to take part in meaningful activities that support their social and emotional development, help them engage with learning, and to spend positive time outdoors. 

There is lots to do to get the site up together and they need as many helping hands as possible to complete their vision! This includes: 

  • A wildflower meadow: a sanctuary for wildlife and a feast for all our valued pollinators as well as providing an opportunity for children and young people to explore and learn about natural ecological systems.
  • A horticulture area: Complete with 2 polytunnels, a large area of Growing space and an orchard where we plan to offer training and skills to young people interested in a pursuing a future in sustainably focused food production.
  • A forest school site: Dedicated to delivering forest school activities to children and young people who greatly benefit from an opportunity to play, explore and engage with the natural world.
  • Bushcraft area: Including a native hazel and chestnut coppice and green woodworking area. Designed as a space to offer skills and training tailored to young people interested in wood craft and bushcraft.
  • Wild spaces: We are dedicated to the long-term environmental stewardship of our site so we will have on-going works to create habitat, support natural ecological processes, and work to restore and maintain the soil quality and biodiversity of the site.

The club will run two 3-hour sessions (9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm) every Friday. All activities will be run in line with current Government guidelines.

If you are interested in volunteering you can find more information here.

To apply, download our application pack here or email your CV to Tommorgan@youthoptions.co.uk