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It’s child’s play for new Totnes Forest School

The Outdoors Group is opening its first South Devon forest school at Broadhempston Community Woodland just outside Totnes.

Due to open on June 8, it will provide toddler clubs, home education sessions and holiday clubs for children aged 5 to 13 during school holidays.

The site is nestled in a defunct quarry with panoramic views over to Dartmoor. It has a beautiful, mixed...

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Trailblazing course launched for adults working outdoors with autistic children

Coinciding with National Autism Awareness Week, an alternative education provider in Devon has launched a training course to support people working outdoors with children and young adults with autism and neurodiversity.

The first of its kind in the UK, the ITC Level 3 ‘Autism Outdoors’ course from The Outdoors Group is designed to encourage best practice for teachers, teaching...

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Kids get back to nature in the woods as Forest School takes on North Devon site

The Outdoors Group Forest School has stepped in to run Quarry Fields near Ilfracombe so local children can continue to play and learn outdoors.

This will be the fifth Forest School for the organisation which has established sites in Exeter, Exmouth, Tiverton and Okehampton. The opportunity arose after Tasha Greenwood, founder of Quarry Fields decided to step away from the business to...