Cambian Dilston College on track to becoming a Forest School

14.09.2017

Cambian Dilston College is a specialist provider of further education, offering day, short-break and outreach services and also up to 52-week residential placements for young people with learning disabilities, autism spectrum conditions and complex needs.

 

Recently, the school have been making the best use of their outdoor facilities and have decided that moving forward they would like to be known as a Forest School.

 

One of the college tutors, Mark Phillips, has just started his Forest School Level 3 Leader Training and on completion of the course, the college will be an accredited forest school!

 

Everybody has been so excited by the news that the college has already started to transform the outdoor area, as you can see from the images below.  Staff and the young people have been involved in creating the area and this week the students named the space ‘Hoots Hideout’.  They are also in the process of creating a log and sign for the area too.

 

The updated outdoors area will be used as a learning environment in a structured way.  The space will offer so much to the students, including learning through their own curiosity, providing a sensory experience of a wild setting but with boundaries, building their confidence. 

 

From the pictures you can see that everyone is making fantastic progress and we cannot wait to see the pictures of the completed ‘Hoots Hideout’ area.

 

Well done everyone!