EARTH: Alternative Provision for Children and Young People Regardless of academic ability, many young people are entering higher education / the working world, without the resilience and resourcefulness to cope with daily life. Many children and teenagers struggle with the confines of traditional academic classroom learning, finding it difficult to find the relevance of what they are being taught in the classroom to 'real life'. This can lead to behavioural issues as well as poor attainment. With more reliance on technology, and as young people spend less and less time outdoors, there is a well-documented increase in childhood anxiety, low self-esteem and mental health concerns alongside a greater number of young people with obesity, allergies and poor attention span. We run various courses at Frithy and Castan Wood, or within a school outdoor setting, to support disadvantaged children and young people to get the most out of life. Find out more here: natural-alternative forest-school-nurture-groups woodland-ace Contact us for more information or to discuss your needs IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS AND EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK: WE TAKE OUR DUTY OF CARE TOWARDS CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ATTENDING OUR PROGRAMMES VERY SERIOUSLY. UNDER CURRENT GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS WE ARE STILL ABLE TO RUN OUR ALTERNATIVE PROVISION PROGRAMME FOR GROUPS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE VARIOUS SAFETY MEASURES TO MINIMISE THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION OF DISEASE. IF A CHILD/YOUNG PERSON MIGHT HAVE CORONAVIRUS, OR THEY ARE EXPERIENCING ANY SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO THOSE RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS (PERSISTENT COUGH, FEVER, LOSS OF TASTE/SMELL) PLEASE DO NOT LET THEM ATTEND AND CONTACT US TO LET US KNOW SO THAT WE CAN INITIATE ANY NECESSARY TRACK AND TRACE ACTION. AS WITH ANY ACTIVITY THAT INVOLVES A GROUP OF PEOPLE AT THE MOMENT, THERE IS NO WAY TO COMPLETELY ELIMINATE THE RISK OF CONTRACTING CORONAVIRUS. WE WOULD ASK ANYONE WHO HAS A CHILD WHO IS IN A HIGHER RISK GROUP FOR CORONAVIRUS (E.G. CHILDREN WHO ARE, OR HAVE BEEN, SHIELDING) TO CONSIDER THEIR PERSONAL HEALTH RISK VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE LETTING THEM ATTEND ONE OF OUR GROUPS.