Kernow Woodland Learning (KWL) providing inspirational learning experiences for famillies and early years / primary children in the outdoors.
What do we provide?
We provide opportunities for families and young people from Early Years up to Key Stage 2 to explore a natural environment, gaining:
The children will tackle fun challenges, encouraging them to think creatively in woodlands, or in their school / settings outdoor space, developing:
All experiences are based on excellent early years educational principles and are designed to meet all aspects of the Foundation Stage, as well as KS1 and KS2, curriculum requirements.
Experiences will include:
Some activities involve strenuous effort and physical skill, such as tree climbing, mud sliding and rope swinging. Children operate within their personal limits, but they are encouraged to stretch those limits, developing skills of judgement balance and to be adventurous whilst taking responsibility for their own safety.
Everything we do relates to the woodland setting, which provides space, resources and inspiration for children and adults alike.
“The woodland sessions were excellent; the families were able to focus on their whole child and not specifically their hearing loss. Some parents mentioned that the sessions had prompted them to spend more time playing outdoors with their children. It was really good fun” Audiology Teacher, Camborne
Time to think and play
The children are given the time to think, play and absorb the woodland’s sights, smells and sounds. The children are encouraged to discover some of its treasures.
Over a series of visits, they see changes in the natural world, fungi sprouting and dying back, leaves becoming brown and brittle and falling from the branches, ferns gradually unfolding and flowers coming into bloom.
The children are given the opportunity to:
Induction Training Days
KWL also offers induction training courses. These courses are designed to give adults working with younger children practical and theoretical training in:
During these days they are able to try out some of the activities for themselves, so they can experience it through the eyes of a child.
Sandie Hawkey - Sandie worked with Special Needs Children in Cornish schools before a secondment to the CPR Success Zone enabled her to develop and deliver an outdoor learning programme for Reception classes. She became the Early Years Team Leader and launched ”Kernow Woodland Learning” in the Spring of 2003 which proved popular and well supported by schools.
In 2004 the CPR Success Zone Team became the ”Learning and Teaching Team”, designing, planning and delivering innovative programmes for school children, adults and families at “The Learning Space” (Classroom of the Future) in Camborne.
Sandie is passionate about the outdoors as a learning environment and keen for all children to have the opportunity to access the KWL experience as evidence illustrates the importance and success of children’s learning and emotional development in the outdoors.
Each KWL experience is bespoke to a school or nursery and can range from one half day woodland visit to a series of visits.
For more information
To organise a Kernow Woodland Learning Experience please contact: