About us

“ Boot Up has been such a wonderful support to our student, he has flourished there and looks forward to his visits” Teacher 

Why we are here 

Boot Up! Outdoor Learning was created in 2009 to support and educate vulnerable young people from 11-16 yrs from schools, academies, alternative provisions and EOTAS students across Cornwall, with a specialism for Children in Care, vulnerable children and certain levels of SEN. These groups are still at the core of our work and bespoke sessions are organised so that they can find a place to call their own and where they can make strong and lasting relationships. 

“He is so keen to get there and get on with his garden and woodwork that he is waiting and ready by 8am” Parent 

Why we do it

We believe in the transformative power of learning in the outdoors. This offers a kind of freedom that the classroom cannot and ‘learning by doing’ empowers our young people to make choices and learn through process and not necessarily be judged on the outcome.

We have seen timid young people develop confidence and skills, aggressive or angry young people learn to work calmly with others and achieve amazing results. We have witnessed change in every person who has passed through Boot Up! Outdoor Learning and we feel proud that we have been able to share so much of what we do with them successfully. 

” Honestly it has made my year seeing him come back on a Wednesday – he absolutely loves it.” Teacher