School's out for summer!
(Above) Forest School © Victoria Vincent (Below) School Children © Nicky Hoar (Below) Milly Chapman © Rachel Janes
With the academic year now coming to end for most children, The Kingcombe Centre played host to a 3 day residential stay by Castle Court prep school which incorporated a range of exciting activities by day and roasting marshmallows by the fire at night.
We also hosted our very own Biodiversity Day for local schools from Bridport, Dorchester and Weymouth, where representatives from the eco-schools teams learnt how to create a diverse mix of habitats in their school grounds, and got tips on how to encourage more wildlife into their schools.
Akela Central Dorchester cubs also visited the centre for an evening, taking part in lots of activities, including a ‘Wild Survey’ which helped them gain their naturalists badge.
Throughout the school summer holidays we will be offering both our regular Kingcombe Kids Club activities together with our exciting Forest School Programme, both taking place at The Kingcombe Centre.
The main principle of the Forest School program is to promote the holistic development of all learners, in a safe and inspirational environment. Many people may not realise that learning outdoors can help build confidence, develop social skills and grasp emotional intuition from an early age. It’s also a great way to get children (and adults!) away from their computer screens and back outside having close encounters with nature.
For more information and to find out how to book onto these events, click here.