Outreach Sessions

Activities that can be carried out in your school grounds; we can turn your school field, hedgerows and outdoor space into a buzzing outdoor classroom!

How do I book?

Please check availability on our events calendar and then send us an enquiry with suggested dates using the link below.  We will need to speak to you prior to your visit so please include your contact number and the best time to contact you by phone.

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  • Hannah and her team are organised, adaptable and fun. After the first time with them, we were hooked! They have enriched the student experience for the last 3 years and we look forward to our annual visit.

  • Thank you so much for our trip today. We had a fantastic day and I am sure the children will be talking about it for weeks to come! The trip was so well organised and I was very impressed with your grasp of their names so quickly.

    Teacher from Education Group visit

  • “The A Touch of the Wild team are organised, adaptable and fun. After the first time with them, we were hooked! They have enriched the pupil experience for the last 3 years and we look forward to our annual visit.”

    Ilsington Primary School

  • We all really enjoyed our time in the woods. I was struck how calm all the children seemed around the camp fire and what great opportunities for cooperative play they had. I also thought the planned activities were wonderful and pitched at the right level. So we, too, came away feeling enthusiastic.

  • The site was even better than last year. The children particularly enjoyed the nets and tree house and the marshmallows and hot chocolate. The teachers felt the led activities were valuable and we will definitely book again. Many thanks to all the staff.

    Exeter Cathedral School, May 2017

  • We were all very impressed with our visit to the woods, the activities were well matched and the children had a wonderful time telling all their grown ups and the school in our class assembly.

  • “We had a truly wonderful day in the woods with A Touch of the Wild. It was an incredibly valuable experience for the children’s learning but also allowing them to learn in a play based way. Have already recommended you to friends and colleagues! Thank you for a fantastic day.”

    Ide Primary School

What we'll do...

We will provide a simple shelter for wet weather, fire bowl to keep our campfire off the ground and all the tools needed to carry out the activities.

We will need access to the outdoor space and running water before the session to setup and ask that at least 2 members of staff from the school stay with the group outdoors, for the duration of the session.

Although they look similar to those on the following pages, these will be changed and adapted to work out of a woodland environment.

Each activity is estimated to last 3 hours and can be altered to suit age and ability.

Habitats and Food Chains

Using a variety of sensory activities and games we will discover the different creatures that live in the school grounds.
Creating some homes for them to nest and hibernate in and keep them safe.
Children will get a chance to create their own clay mini beast to take home.

Crafts from the hedgerow

Search the school grounds to gather natural materials.
To create your very own craft inspired by the colours, textures and shapes found amongst the forest.
Depending on age pupils may have the opportunity to use simple tools, such as a saw and drill under close supervision.

Survival skills

Consider what you need to live comfortably outdoors using minimum resources and minimal environmental impact.
Collect wild food, build your own shelters, play games, make sparks and food to cook over an open fire.
Some activities will be dependent on the school grounds.

SAFETY INFORMATION!

The group will be safely supervised in all these activities by our trained and experienced staff, who will lead them on exciting adventures into the magical woods. All staff are qualified group leaders, first aid trained and DBS checked.