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Cambridge Woodland Academy at school!

Is your preschool, school, or nursery, bursting with children that love to be outdoors? 

      Are you always looking to find ways to give your pupils new opportunities to bond with the natural world? 

    Are you interested in presenting life skills and the national curriculum in alternative ways? 

    Does your school have an outdoor space that is crying out to be used to it's full potential? 


If the answer is 'YES' to one or more of these questions, please get in touch to find out how Cambridge Woodland Academy can work with you to bring new and exciting adventures to your school!

Please contact Mark on 07591205115 or send us a quick email to mark@cambridgewoodlandacademy.com for more information.

NEW FOR 2019/20

Schools Workshops

- Lost In The Woods Experience Day.

Bring your class to meet us at Camp Elder and we will then spend the day getting lost in the woods.


Druing the day we will lead the group to various locations within our 40 acre site discovering nature, listening to stories and hopefully meeting plenty of mini beasts on the way.


Our Lost In The Woods Experience Day provides a unique experience and opportunity to see nature close up, to feel it, to smell it, listen to it and learn how to look after it.

- Plant and Tree Identification Nature Trail Day.

This is a Structured day with the aim of teaching children the key aspects of tree and plant identification laying down strict rules on plant edibility.


The day includes many activities such as bark rubbing, sample collection, and leaf printing. (activities may will vary depending on the time of year and are held at Camp Elder, Chrishall Grange).

- Engaging With Nature Day.

Our Engaging with Nature Day provides the opportunity to get up close with nature, learing how to spot animal tracks and respect their homes.


We talk about how to keep our natural world safe and take part in activities that can help enrich the area your class is working in, and show how good woodland management can help sustain a rich and diverse ecosystem even in the middle of commercial farm land.

- Bushcraft Experience Day.

Den Building, Fire lighting, Edge tool basics and plenty of fun. All this and more is mixed in with the overriding message that we all need to look after our environment.

- Edged Tools and Spoon Carving Workshop.

This Workshop can be brought to your school and is intended to provide your students with a working knowledge of the safe use of cutting tools, namely the axe, bushcraft knife, woodcarving knife and crooked knife in order to produce working kitchen utensils, with our main aim of producing a spoon/spatula.


You will also be guided through some basic tree identification and the different properties of different woods, in order to be able to identify suitable wood for your spoon.

You will learn how to select and collect the right wood in its raw state, split and rough out a blank and then proceed to carve a spoon/spatula which you will be able to take home with you at the end of the day.

Thank you so much for providing the children with such an enjoyable morning; they so enjoyed making the bug houses and the team games really helped support their exciting transition into their new Year 1 classes.

                    -Lucie Kempsey

The Perse Pelican Pre-Prep School

Sessions at a school near you:

Harston and Newton Community Primary School - Forest School After School Club Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
St Luke's Church of England Primary School - Forest School After School Club Thursdays
William Westley Church of England Primary School - Forest School After School Club Mondays