Youth Options offer 1:1 and group Outdoor Learning Programmes that support young people who are struggling to engage with mainstream education to improve their confidence, increase their self-esteem, and engage with education.
Research shows that spending time outdoors and benefitting from a Forest School experience can have a significant impact on progression in school. By providing regular access to our woodland sites, our staff guide young people to reflect and learn more about themselves and the world around them, and gain valuable lessons and skills which they can apply to other areas of school life.
All the time will be spent outside and there will be opportunities to take part in a range of activities including, but not limited to: building dens, campfire cookery, Kelly Kettles, woodworking, art, games, stories, seasonal activities and much more. We also offer the opportunity to achieve certifications and accreditations depending on length of engagement.
Sessions are run either at Youth Options' sites or at schools. Each program is built around the aims of the school and the needs and interests of the young people involved.