What is EKO?
EKO (Educating Kids Outdoors) offers fun, outdoor experiences for children in local woodland areas or on their school site. Our philosophy follows that of the Forest School model which is one of ‘learning through play’.
The children have the freedom to explore, discover and experience new ideas and challenges independently, growing in knowledge, confidence and ability whilst having great fun with their friends.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments–there are consequences.”
R. G. Ingersoll
Where do we work?
We are based in Shropshire and work with schools and groups all over the area. We can come to your school, your garden or your wood! We also have a minibus and can take children to our own local woodlands if transport or a venue is required.
Who are we?
We have been involved in outdoor learning for many years, both in the UK and overseas, working with all ages in schools and youth groups. We have a good understanding, and plenty of experience, of engaging and inspiring young people to learn new skills, overcome challenges and have lots of fun in the process.
We also understand the importance of health & safety and produce risk assessments prior to all sessions. We are experienced and fully qualified Forest School leaders, educationalists and first aiders, as well as being CRB checked and fully insured – so come along and join us for an adventure in the woods soon!
What do we do?
1. EKO in Schools
We support schools that are developing outdoor learning strategies and/or setting up Forest School sessions and also run bespoke outdoor sessions.
2. EKO After School Clubs
We run weekly Forest School After School Clubs, and have all the necessary transport, equipment and health & safety processes in place to ensure a fun and fulfilling experience for all.
3. EKO Birthday Parties
We can create a birthday party that your child and friends will enjoy and never forget!
4. EKO One-off Events
We organise special one-off outdoor events for families or groups, totally tailored to your requirements and imagination…
5. EKO Holiday Clubs
We offer a variety of holiday clubs for your children during the school holidays.