Secondary School Provision

The World Outside is set within the beautiful surroundings of Bodenham Farm and Arboretum which lends itself perfectly to curriculum linked activities…


All key stages are catered for with experiential learning, developing inquisitive and positive relationships within the natural environment.  


Through bespoke sessions and regular events everyone can learn, play and get close to nature in a fun and interactive way, whilst building confidence and self-esteem.


Risk assessments are provided in advance along with a programme outlining your day and the curriculum links, together with the expected learning outcomes – all downloadable below.


Teachers are also invited to come along to the arboretum to carry out their own risk assessments prior to their visit


We can cater for up to 120 pupils, for a half day of activities when combined with a self guided our of the arboretum and upto 60 pupils for a full day of activities lead by a forest school leader, however for Keystage 3 and 4 we suggest smaller groups of 15 to ensure a quality day of activities


You can  enhance your visit to  the arboretum with a 1 hour guided tour of the arboretum and farm at the start of your visit with the owner or one of our leaders



Pricing per a child starts at £8.00 for a four to five hour forest school experience

Enhance your visit with an Arboretum Tour and visit as well as a Forest School session.

Minimum charges apply for forest school experience.

Please note that you do not need to pay entry to the Arboretum to attend Forest School but attendance at forest school does not permit entry to the Arboretum



Your Forest school leaders are:

OCN Level 3 trained by Bishops Wood Environmental Centre in Worcestershire and Achimedes.

Experienced in working with children.

Insured and hold an Enhanced DBS

Qualified in paediatric first aid


Activities can include:

  • Fire lighting techniques and cooking on fire

  • Bushcraft and survival skills

  • Natural Art

  • Team Building

  • Problem solving

  • Den and Shelter Building

  • Mini beast hunts

  • Pond dipping

  • Stream damming

  • Geography

  • Science

  • Alternative Provision

  • Natural Art and much more...


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