Wild skills sessions

What are wild skills sessions?

These sessions teach young people the survival and technical skills they need for adventures in the great outdoors. Each session encourages young people to learn new things, take on new challenges and think creatively.  These transferable skills help develop confidence, self-awareness, responsibility and determination. Young people learn whilst having fun, connecting with others and nature.

Taught sessions can include a mix of the following; you choose which and how many;

  • Team building
  • Map and navigation skills
  • River discovery
  • Coastal discovery
  • Moorland discovery
  • Nature connection

Wild skills sessions can also be intermixed with 'Green action days', and are based on a cohort of young people coming out for a sustained programme of activity.

What are the benefits of wild skills sessions?

The North York Moors National Park Authority is a firm believer that exposure to the outdoors can be a catalyst for positive change for young people.

We work with groups of all ages and abilities, and are able to offer a variety of engaging activities to inspire and challenge young people to take a greater interest in the outdoors. We have plenty of options for working as a group or as individuals.

We offer activities using youth work and outdoor education principals. The provision can complement curriculum awards and target outcomes whilst providing high quality learning opportunities. You can find us listed as an Alternative Education Provider with North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and Stockton Council.

What do wild skills sessions cost?

The cost per taught session is £25 per student for between 4-10 young people, with a minimum cost of £150 per session.

The taught Wild skills sessions last four hours including a lunch break. You will need to make your own travel arrangements to the site.

How to book

For further information or to discuss a booking, please call 01439 772751 or email education@northyorkmoors.org.uk

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