Schools and colleges

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, SEN children, children in care, care leavers and those more likely to achieve in an outdoor setting in KS3 (11-14yrs) and KS4 (14-16yrs) and above.

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

All sessions have discreet lesson plans, aims and outcomes and operate towards the SEAL (social and emotional learning) objectives but are delivered so that the young people don’t feel like they are at school with set lessons and a school timetable.

Boot Up! sessions fulfil both the LOtC (Learning Outside the Classroom) and SEAL objectives for KS 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 6 and in some cases, particularly with SEN students, this may be as low as 3.

All activities are undertaken with a 1:1 ratio but in certain cases 1:2 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, bushcraft and construction
  • Arts & crafts
  • 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