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Get directions 01502 713020 info@ringsfield-hall.co.uk Our Approach Programmes Facilities For Teachers Book EYFS KS1 KS2 KS3+

KS3+ programmes

Half day

09:30-12:00
£9 per child
Minimum £135

Full day

09:30-14:45
£15 per child
Minimum £225


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Bushcraft and survival

Full day

Tinder selection, Fire making with a spark, cordage making, natural dyes, cooking on the fire, shelter building using forked poles, and if time grass basket making. Students will use natural resources and identify useful materials.

Focus

Science, emotional literacy, PSHE citizenship, art, English

Year 7 transition programme

Full day

This programme is specifically designed to help new year 7 students in their transition to secondary education. Developing resilience and self-esteem through small achievable tasks together, students and teachers are able to quickly build on new relationships and gain a greater understanding of each other's strengths and personalities in a natural environment. We create a safe environment for children to share and listen to each other's ideas, encouraging them to take responsibility and make decisions amongst themselves. An incredibly helpful activity for students and teachers alike, students will have the opportunity to light fires, do natural tie dying, do some outdoor cooking, and use swings and rope walkways.

Focus

Food technology, supports maths, PHSE, English/literacy

The great woodland bake off

Full day

Meet the team for a forage walk, investigating yummy seasonal delights. Find yourself at the Outdoor Kitchen, where an important judge will be arriving soon. A 3 course meal must be made and displayed!

Focus

Team building, decision making and woodland/survival skills, supporting science, emotional literacy, PSHE citizenship, art, English, design, technology

Woodland team building and communication

2 day residential

Day 1 - Shipwrecked: Young person centred and Young Person led activities. The group find themselves shipwrecked and only a few items have washed up on the shore line. What now? Who makes the decisions? The children decide using different decision-making models on what they would need to survive and then put ideas into action. Shelter building, water purifying, cooking on the fire, fire lighting, tinder collection, nettle string making, and water containers could all be a part of ‘Survival camps’ needs. (Can also be done as 1 day activity)

Day 2 - Four Islands: a journey in trade and negotiation - a follow on session from Ship wrecked or Bushcraft day. The group is divided into four and all taken to their islands. There they discover a list of what they need to build and find to be able to survive for one week. Not all islands have their basic needs met and unless they think of something they will not survive. Using the model of Spokes Councils the children come to a trade agreement. (Can also be done as 1 day activity)

Focus

Science, emotional literacy, PSHE citizenship, art, English

Bushcraft and survival

Half or full day

Tinder selection, Fire making with a spark, cordage making, natural dyes, cooking on the fire, shelter building using forked poles, and if time grass basket making. Students will use natural resources and identify useful materials.

Focus

Science, emotional literacy, PSHE citizenship, art, English

Forest school-style day

Half or full day

Young person led sessions based solely around the Forest School ethos, building confidence and gaining life skills. Activities such as shelter building, natural crafts, firelighting and much more.

Focus

Decision making, communication and personal organisational skills (PSHE)

Coppicing, tool use and production

Full day

A day of coppicing, whittling toasting tongs or a butter knife, axe work, pot hanger making, and cooking over the fire.

Focus

Supporting science, emotional literacy, PSHE citizenship, art, English, design technology

Tracking, trails and field craft

Full day

In our high-speed age of information technology, information has become mistaken for knowledge. Recognising woodland animal tracks and feeding signs. Looking at camouflage, practicing stalking and still movement, sensory awareness and observation techniques. Tracking is one of the most elemental and sensual skills we can have, demanding that we relearn to read, to look again, to listen intently, smell deeply, remember accurately, feel carefully and even taste tentatively.

The aim of this programme is to increase wildlife awareness and give space for personal growth.

Focus

Science, emotional literacy, PSHE citizenship, art, design technology, physical education

Earth walks & earth art

Half or full day

Based on seasonal skills, sensory walks and foraging for natural materials. Activities could include Symphony of Sounds, Bug Hunting in the Basements, or creating Smelly Cocktails. Creating seasonal natural arts which could involve paints, body art, clay work, creating 2D and 3D sculptures or looms in the trees.

Focus

Art, PHSE, science

We're also happy to craft and tailor a programme to suit your group, just let us know.