Outdoor Club, a weekly activity session for children in care aged 9-13, delivered by Forest Schools practitioners Wild About Our Woods CIO, to get them outside to learn new skills, take risks, grow in confidence and make new friends:

The girls have really enjoyed coming to Outdoor Club. Both girls have a lot of energy and this is one way of them being able to let off steam, build their confidence and make new friends. They always look forward to the following week. This improves their behaviour and in particular one child who has ADHD. Learning new skills and following instructions.

Both girls said they enjoyed making the fire, playing 123 where are you, making bread, making a swing. Most of all making new friends and having lots of FUN!!!” Elaine, foster carer

 

Outdoor Club gives him the opportunity to be with other foster children and that’s been the most powerful thing for him. At school he doesn’t have that. No one he knows has experienced trauma. The older he gets the more reflective he is about being different and with Outdoor Club he’s benefitting from being with other children who’ve been through similar experiences as him,” Catherine, foster carer.