Across our Exmouth, Escot (nr Exeter) Okehampton and Totnes Forest School sites, we offer a range of Forest School based activities for children of all ages and backgrounds.
Become a qualified outdoor practitioner with our range of Forest School Leader and Outdoor Education and CPD training courses. Develop your outdoor education career or add an outdoor element to the career you already have.
We offer fun, engaging adventures for all ages with skill based workshops, retreat and rewilding weekends and Team Building Days for those looking to transform their working environment.
We offer outdoor learning intervention for learners struggling in mainstream education, a specialist home education group for neurodiverse children and run a consultancy service for parents, teachers and other professionals working with autistic children and children with SEMH needs.
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Outdoor Learning Specialist for Forest Schools, Alternative Education and Adult Training
We are an innovative outdoor education company, committed to making the outdoors accessible to young people, regardless of their background or previous experience.
We operate on nearly a dozen sites across Devon, specialising in alternative provision for autistic learners and those with SEMH needs, adult outdoor training courses and leisure experiences and mainstream forest school sessions (including an Ofsted Registered Kindergarten, Toddler Clubs, Home Education Groups and Holiday Clubs).
We are proud of our pioneering approach to education and have a strong ethical commitment to environmental protection that underpins everything we do.
THE STORY SO FAR...
As part of our ten year celebrations, we wanted to create a visual record of the last decade to share with our friends, families, colleagues and fans. We’re so proud of where we’ve come from, where we’ve been and where we’re heading and we wanted to share this with you!
ABOUT THE OUTDOORS GROUP:
Reconnecting people, planet and purpose to create an awesome future
Since our official beginnings in 2011, our philosophy and practice has developed and evolved in accordance with the needs of our attendees and the changing society we are part of.
We take a holistic approach, addressing social and emotional wellbeing before looking at the more traditional measures of success.
We believe in engaging those we are working with in the process at every stage and work hard to promote well rounded, confident and resilient young people and adults that are considerate of the community they are a part of and the environment that we all share.