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Boot Up! offers unique school visits for vulnerable young people to build confidence, skills, form relationships and grow as individuals. Our highly trained and motivated education team specialise in working with vulnerable children, children in care, care leavers and those more likely to achieve in an outdoor setting in KS2 (8-11yrs) KS3 (11-16yrs) and KS4 (16-18yrs)

The sessions are delivered in blocks of 6 or 12 weekly sessions with an accumulative learning project building into something complete.

All sessions have lesson plans, aims and outcomes and operate towards the SEAL (social and emotional learning) objectives at the same time as providing curriculum supported inspiring activities.

Boot Up! sessions fulfil both the LOtC (Learning Outside the Classroom) and SEAL objectives for KS 2, 3 & 4. We also adhere to the Every Child Matters white paper of 2004 with our own ECM policy. All multiple-sessions are delivered to groups with a maximum of 8 and in some cases, maybe with SEN students, this may be as low as 6.

Many activities are undertaken with a 2:1 ratio but in certain cases 1:1 is necessary and can be facilitated. Small groups work with a trained member of Boot Up! staff and a teacher and student ambassador/volunteer. Each child engages in a carousel of activities including

  • Gardening & horticulture
  • Green woodworking and construction
  • Arts & crafts or cooking
  • Nature activities

All finished off with circle time around the fire pit for sharing the day.

Please call Jane on 07967132919 to discuss requirements