Alternative Education Provision
We work with groups of young people and students aged 8-19 from a wide range of backgrounds and in particular we specialise in working with hard-to-reach young people, including those with emotional needs, learning difficulties or problems with drug and alcohol abuse and offending behaviour.
We offer a certificated programme 'Practical Environmental Skills', which covers: Bushcraft/ Survival Skills; Green Wood Crafts & Woodland Management and we can also tailor a programme to suit the groups needs.
Pupils can work towards both Practical Environment Skills and the John Muir Award during their placement.
Our NCFE trained tutor Sean has worked with a wide variety of individuals and groups starting in 2005 and the Centre is proud to have played a part in each of each of these young peoples lives. We are now a provider of Alternative Education for Hampshire County Council.
"Sean is an expert in getting the most out of the students. General attendance at school has improved and behaviour has changed for the better. The whole concept of "working" and being "treated as an adult" (the students words) has helped them immensely to become rounded, more mature students able to cope with school life." Head Teacher, The Petersfield School.
"The tailor- made programme we created for him with the help of Sean has clearly had an impact on the choices he is making for his future". Pierre Neollier, Little Green School.
"I have found that the Centre has helped me in school and on the streets, I feel that Sean and Anna have showed me how to communicate better." Edward.
For more information about Alternative Education Provision or if you would like to bring a group to the Centre please email the education team.
Young Natural Ambassadors Award
Bursary to offer a young person the chance to gain experience of traditional crafts and outdoor skills.
Zero Waste Lunch
Can you invent ways to bring you lunch that leaves no waste? NO food waste and NO packaging waste! We are experimenting with a new Zero waste program at our centre. To help us we ask that you bring a zero waste lunch with you on your visit.
If you do have some left over packaging you will need to take it back to school or home to decide how to recycle it. Any raw food peelings or apple cores we will collect and put in our compost bins on site.
Please share this idea with your friends and parents.