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Groups with Additional Needs

Our active outdoor learning sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of all ages and abilities, including SEND, EBD and SEMH. We aim to make the sessions as inclusive as possible, engaging pupils with the natural world, and developing their social and communication skills.

Our hands-on sessions take place in the great outdoors, often near animal exhibits. We recommend warm clothing and sturdy footwear!
 
If you would like to discuss your visit with a member of our education team, please email edubookings@wildplace.org.uk with your phone number, and we will call you back as soon as we can.
 

Visual story

Designed specifically for students with ASD, this resource can be used to help prepare for a visit to Wild Place.

Click here to download the story.
 

Sessions

Wildly Creative

Explore colours, patterns and textures in nature, using natural materials to create a variety of seasonal art.

  • Use a range of senses in physical activities and challenges.
  • Use a range of natural materials creatively.
  • Produce artwork considering colour, pattern, texture, shape, form and space.


African Safari

Visit our African village and discover real African animals including giraffes, zebras and cheetahs.  Through outdoor activities including games, find out how animals live in the grassland and how they rely on each other for survival.

  • Adaptations of savannah animals.
  • Savannah food chains.
  • Threats to African wildlife and conservation methods.


Wild about Wolves

Learn the truth about wolves, discover why wolves howl and find your ‘pack’ by smell alone.   Through a series of games, your group will find out about wolf adaptation and take part in the predator-prey challenge!

  • Know some facts about wolves (adaptations & behaviour).
  • Describe why wolves & other animals became extinct in the UK.
  • Suggest how to preserve remaining forests in the UK.

 

How to book

If you are keen to visit with your class, please email us at edubookings@wildplace.org.uk, or call us on 0117 428 5600.

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