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WELCOME

Welcome to THE OUTDOORS GROUP.  We are a Scandinavian inspired forest school setting. Our philosophy is based around learner led, project based experiential learning for all. We know that nature is a source of wonder and inspiration for children, and essential for their health and development. Regular contact with nature inspires children to connect with their surroundings and builds a sense of belonging and responsibility. We offer a wide range of activities including; kindergarten, toddler groups, home education groups, holiday clubs, birthday parties, school groups and adult training and team building…there is something for everyone!

We are proud to be offering an Independent School from September 2019 for learners who have been excluded from mainstream school; specialising in offering outdoor learning focussed on social emotional development as well as curriculum learning for students ASD or who have SEMH needs.

Our vision is to provide a daily outdoor adventure bringing people and the outdoors together to; PLAY, EXPLORE, DISCOVER, LEARN. Set in the Devon countryside and led by fun, passionate and practical people.

Forest School

Across our Exeter, Exmouth, Okehampton and Tiverton Forest School sites, we offer a range of Forest School based activities and qualifications for all ages.

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Training

Become a qualified outdoor practitioner and develop your outdoor education career with our range of Forest School Leader and Outdoor Education CPD training courses. 

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Education

Inspire your class with a trip to the woods or create a long term outdoor education programme for your school. We also offer outdoor learning intervention and our Special School opens in 2019.

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Activities

We offer fun, engaging adventures for our ages with birthday parties. holiday clubs, workshops and more or transform your working environment with one of our Team Building Days.

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What is Forest School?

Forest School has the aim to connect children to their local environment, to provide a natural space for them to play, discover, explore and learn. Setting children up to succeed is core.

It also gives children the space and time to just be, a frequently rare opportunity in our modern age. The focus is on soft skills, learning to be happy in themselves and within a group. The woodland environment is a great place to learn life’s lessons as the group develops throughout the seasons.

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About Us

Creating connections with nature

Since our inception in 2009, our philosophy and practice has developed and evolved in accordance with the needs of our attendees. Exploring life-lessons through practical skills and group engagement, key to our delivery has always been rooted in a holistic approach, addressing social and emotional wellbeing and development to promote rounded, confident and resilient children that are considerate of the community they are a part of and the environment that we all share.

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Testimonials

Here's what we've been up to recently...

 

Blundell’s School

We took over a training programme at Blundells Preparatory School that had previously been run by another company...
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NHS Team Building Day

We ran a very successful team building day for the NHS team from Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. The brief...
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Whipton School

We have been working with Whipton Barton Schools for nearly 1 year now and the programme has been...
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Littleham Primary School

Littleham Primary School have sent classes of students to the Exmouth Forest School site for a number of...
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