We are pleased to announce that we are now taking bookings for SUMMER TERM 2021 please use the link for your school and check the Year Group(s) that EKO Club is being offered to.

COVID-19 SituationWe are working with all our schools to see how we can run After School EKO Clubs safely whilst still providing the fun, adventure and learning that outdoor learning offers. Most of our schools are asking us to run EKO Club with particular year groups in order to keep the children in the same bubbles that they are in during the school day. We will ensure that we keep within all government and specific school guidelines during the sessions and we have adapted to new ways of working during our very successful Summer Camps and the After School Clubs that we ran during the Autumn term.

At EKO Club our ethos is one of learning through play where children are given the space and opportunity after their day at school to connect with their natural world outside, to learn about themselves and their friends, and to have fun discovering new things. This year, our young people and their families need this more than ever.

Our 3 EKO rules are simple:

  • Look After Yourself
  • Look After each Other
  • Look After Nature.

Each EKO Club is usually capped at a total of 16 children to ensure the safety of children and the quality of delivery. Places are filled automatically using our on-line booking and payment system. When the maximum number is reached the site will no longer accept bookings, if at this point you wish to be added to a waiting list, (children do drop out), email us at info@ekolearning.org.uk including the name of your child, school and key stage and we will add you to our waiting list. Unfortunately we are unable to offer a refund if your child drops out unless we find another child to take their place. In order to make it as accessible as possible families have the option to only pay for half a term at a time.

We often need adult volunteers to assist the EKO Club leaders in some of our schools. Volunteering can be as frequent as every fortnight or just once a term, it’s up to you. We appreciate that not everyone is in a position to make a regular commitment and we really appreciate those that are able to help out. All our volunteers must be over 18 years, DBS checked and (grand)parents often comment on how much their (grand)children enjoy sharing their new skills & knowledge with them.

For every session that you volunteer we will refund the full cost of your child’s session as a thank you. Please get in touch if you are able to help at info@ekolearning.org.uk.

What to Wear to EKO Club:
Come rain or shine EKO Club is all about fun outdoors – we are rarely defeated by the weather! In order to enjoy themselves and not worry about getting muddy children all need:
• Wellies
• Waterproof Bottoms, (trousers, dungarees or all in one)
• Waterproof Jacket with a hood

 

During the Winter, additional layers to keep the children warm and comfortable are needed, so add in extra socks, gloves, hats, jumper (why not take a look at our EKO hoodies…..)
During the Summer, sun hats, sun tan lotion etc

We often have kindly donated spares so do get in touch if you are finding it difficult to source any outdoor clothing.

In addition many of our children change out of their school uniform into something more practical before putting on their outdoor gear e.g. tracksuit bottoms and a long sleeved top.