We love to lead and share outdoor adventure experiences with you, in wild places to promote physical, mental, emotional and social well-being!
We offer outdoor adventure activities and outdoor learning, which is primarily based around the Forest School approach, where children and young people use the natural environment, as well as practical and meaningful tasks to develop personal qualities, including: self-esteem, responsibility, emotional resilience and self-regulation.
In line with the DfE’s Statutory Guidance (2013) we offer good quality alternative provision for pupils who either have been excluded (both permanently & fixed term), who are at risk of exclusion, or to improve their behaviour, as well as for those who are struggling with mainstream education due to social, emotional and mental health difficulties- who attend both primary or secondary education.
On the whole we apply the Forest School approach- which is truly learner-centred; therefore, we follow the pupils’ interests and progress- supporting and stimulating what emerges week-on-week.
There is a myriad of bushcraft activities we do, as well target sports, navigation and hillwalking. We also use the John Muir Award– which sees us completing a conservation project. Beyond this, we also include paddlesport and rock climbing, according to the season and pupils’ interests.
Our provision, the approach we take and activities we do all promote Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) learning as well as embedding practical and vocationally relevant literacy and numeracy skills!
Ages and Keystages
We are pleased to offer alternative provision to both primary and secondary aged children. The focus and detail of the activities will vary according to the age of the pupils who attend.
We aim to keep pupils from Primary and Secondary schools separate; and then divided into keystages.
Days and Times
We are currently accepting pupils on specific days each week; however, if you have a particular need then we are happy to discuss.
Primary Pupils: by arrangement
Secondary Pupils: by arrangement
Pick-up time is between 8.45am-9.15am- depending on location.
We aim to get pupils into our provision by the next working week; in order for schools to meets their responsibilities for those who are excluded!
Unlike most Alternative Provision providers- we provide transport! We will collect pupils from either school or another agreed location- home for example.
Again, catering is included in our provision; indeed, we use this as a key way of developing responsibility, and vocational numeracy. Each pupil receives a personal budget each day- and we visit a local supermarket in order for them to purchase ingredients to cook fresh and healthy food on the campfire.
Naturally, any allergies, intolerances and specific dietary needs will be catered for where possible.
Dietary needs will be captured at first referral, as well as from parent/guardian consent.
Single Pupil/per day*: £110
Sole Pupil/Per Day: £330
Group/per day (max 6 pupils- from same school/academy/cluster): £440
*Please note: a minimum of 3 pupils for each day to proceed.
This cost includes transport, activities, catering and equipment.
Our Outdoor Practitioners always work in pairs, are DBS checked and hold specific qualifications for the environment and activity they are leading, as well as having either an education, youth work or care background!
1. School/Teacher completes and returns Referral Form/Link Teacher Identified
2. Initial meeting between Rewilding Adventure and Link Teacher
3. Place offered where appropriate, arrangements made of time, day, commencement date etc.
4. Participant Information Form completed by parent/guardian
If you would like a conversation about our Alternative Provision please call Morgan on 07799141373; we are happy to arrange to meet and discuss!
We record attendance and absence on behalf of the school; if a pupil has any unexpected absence the referring school will be informed as soon as practicable.
Attendance, as well as preparedness for learning and progress, will be shared with the school via a Half-Termly Report.Please see the Alternative Provision Attendance Policy below for full details.
Range of Qualifications Available
Depending on the age of the pupils and timescale they are with us we can offer:
- John Muir Award (Level 1, 2 and 3)
- National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Young Navigators Award (Level 1, 2 and 3)
- National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) National Navigation Award (Level 1, 2 and 3)
- National Smallbore Rifle Association (NSRA) Youth Proficiency Award
- Leave No Trace Awareness Award
- ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (COPE) Level 1, 2 and 3)
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Bronze, Silver and Gold
- British Canoeing Paddle Awards (Start, Discover and Explore)
- National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme
All registration/certification fees are included in the cost of the pupil’s place (please note- a minimum attendance duration is required for some awards)
- Counselling can be provided on a sessional basis via The Link from Redcar, there is a specific therapy room on-site (this is subject to an additional cost)
- English, maths and science tutoring (both primary and secondary) can be arranged (this is subject to an additional cost)
- We can accommodate CAMHS appointments on-site, as well as supporting referrals
- Sex & Relationship awareness, advice and support via Brook: Sexual Health & Wellbeing service
If the pupil you are referring has any specific needs we aim to work with you to ensure they are met.
We use the woodland that is behind the Baby Moon Glamping Site, in Dunsdale, between Guisborough and Redcar. Although we collect pupils from schools and transport them to the site, school staff are welcome to attend any of our activities.
Please see these relevant policies for our Alternative Provision; further policies can be provided upon request.
Please click the ink below to view our Certificate of Liability Cover for the period 1st May 2019 until 30th April 2020:
If you’re planning an activity for a group and need to confirm risk assessments, then here’s the ones for common activities. If your activity package includes other activities then we can forward the relevant risk assessments for you.
Risk assessments updated Jan. 2021 (for review Jan. 2021):
RA- Archery 29 10 17
RA- Axe throwing 09 10 17
RA- Billhook and mallet 12 05 16
RA- Bow Saw 12 05 16
RA- Coppicing and felling 25 05 15
RA- Fire and cooking 24 05 16
RA- Hapa Zome 24 05 19
RA- Hygiene 24 05 16
RA- Rifle Shooting 21 03 18
RA- Sheath Knife 02.09.15
RA- Shelter Building 25 05 16
RA- Transport 16 07 19
RA- Weather and Welfare 01.09.15