Pinpoint Adventure | Forest Schools

What is it?
There are many definitions of Forest Schools, but the Pinpoint Adventure approach has many similarities with the Scandanavian outdoor philosophy of ‘Friluftsliv’; this simply translates as ‘Open Air Living’. We see the magic of Forest Schools, the enjoyment of using the outdoors as a classroom and the joy of succeeding, as central to the development of young people. Forest Schools is all about raising confidence and self-esteem, about learning by doing, becoming independent and yes – taking risks!

The list of possible activities involved in Forest Schools is huge, but a small selection would include: fire making, bread making, cooking, shelter making, wattle and daub, fairy gardens, outdoor art, rainbow walks, magic carpets, sensory activities, animal houses, using tools to make craft items, real leaf printing, Indian writing, scavenger hunts, un-nature trails, using Kelly Kettles to produce a hot drink – and many more

Who can do it?
We provide Forest Schools activities for the full range of age groups; we currently work with a number of Nurseries, Early Years groups and Primary Schools, whilst we can also provide Forest schools activities for High School pupils. We will be delighted to discuss the many options and huge range of activities that are possible

Where can I do this?
Pinpoint Adventure has access to some delightful woodland sites in Northumberland and Cumbria for Forest Schools; these are sites where the full range of Forest School’s activities such as fire making, cooking, shelter making and many other activities are possible. Equally, we very often deliver these activities on school sites; there doesn’t have to be woodland and we often use the school playing field. We regularly have open fires and cooking on such school sites, with absolutely no trace left of where we have been!

When can I do this?
Forest Schools can take place at any time of the year; indeed a central philosophy of Forest Schools is that it can take place in all kinds of different weather conditions

Why book with Pinpoint Adventure?
We hold Level 4 qualifications in Forest Schools and have extensive experience of delivering Forest Schools at Primary level. We are hugely enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate practitioners and have visited working Forest Schools in places as diverse as Lancashire and Utah. Pinpoint Adventure provides all of the equipment for Forest schools – we hold a huge stock of high quality kit, sufficient for all group sizes. Pinpoint Adventure only uses qualified and experienced instructors with a maximum ratio of 1:6 (1 instructor to 6 clients) or 2:12.

What do I need to bring?
A pair of walking boots or wellies, plenty of warm clothing, waterproofs, hat, gloves, a packed lunch and a drink as well as a camera

How do I make a booking?
To make a booking or for more information contact Ian on 07786 872060 or via ian@pinpointadventure.com

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