Walking in the woodland can relieve stress, anxiety and encourage the refocusing of thought. Connecting with nature provides a basic understanding of the natural environment through sensory experiences. The working environment provides physical development through green exercise activity.
“Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but foot prints.”  John Muir


These sessions are aimed at Woodland Management including activity such as coppicing, tree felling and path maintenance. Confidence levels are enhanced through task achievement whilst improving hand eye co-ordination and motor skill development. The woodland provides an opportunity to learn identification skills and recognise the native plants, trees and wildlife.

SOFT OUTCOMES
Relationship Skills - spending time in the woodland supports the development of relationships between people and with the environment.
Emotional Literacy - this therapeutic setting provides the perfect setting to indirectly develop Emotional Literacy skills. The woodland inspires thought about are our ‘basic needs’ and facilitates the chance to meet those needs.

HARD OUTCOMES
The woodland offers many different opportunities to learn Practical Skills. Team work is not only an essential part of completing a task but crucial to the safety of those involved. Those that excel in this area are able to gain further responsibility contributing to their application of becoming a Young Person Assistant.

ACCREDITATION
The work within the Woodland counts towards unit 435 of the City & Guilds Skills for Working Life qualification.