Working with Urban Pursuit to develop curriculum materials for an outdoor Woodland Academy
Research shows that the development of alternative provision is crucial for pupils at risk of exclusion to stay engaged with and remain in education provision within their local area.
Urban Pursuit is a not-for-profit alternative education provider serving schools and academies across Bristol. They help vulnerable young people and those at risk of school exclusion get back on track through adrenaline sports and adventure activities.
The collaboration with the University’s Graduate School of Education is enabling the development of Key Stage 3 STEM subject curriculum materials for an outdoor Woodland Academy.
This has been vital to Urban Pursuit’s business development and ensures their offer is recognised as a high quality educational product by Local Authorities and schools. This partnership has enabled Urban Pursuit, and the children they work with, to benefit from the University’s extensive international expertise and experience in STEM education research and in inclusive learning practices in outdoor environments.
“As CEO of the organization….I really value the University’s collaborative input in helping us to develop an exciting curriculum for our new ‘Woodland Academy’ – a tree-house based outdoor learning environment for secondary school students.” Urban Pursuit’s Neil Dennison