See what the children and young people we work with have to say about how the programmes they have participated in have helped them develop in different areas.
We also support schools to become sustainable and meet the needs of young people today.
We are an approved East Sussex Outdoor Centre, Alternative Education Provider, Recognised Centre of the Open College Network South East Region and Award Provider of the John Muir Award at Discovery and Explorer Level.
C.L.R aims to foster individual development for both the learner and facilitators whilst inspiring a broader sense of connection between the human and non-human worlds.
Over the last 3 years we have reached over 2000 young people and families across woodland days, teenage camps, youth training and leadership programmes, forest schools and family days. Our flagship projects, Call of the Wild and Earthwise, were funded under Natural England's Access to Nature Grant and MIND's Ecominds Grant, and raised over £160,000 toward creating outdoor opportunities for the most disadvantaged groups in our society. The results show that this kind of work leads to better health and wellbeing, more opportunities, a greater sense of community and respect. This video was produce by a group of young people who were part of these projects. Please share it far and wide.
Your Support Helps Kids Get Outside
We go beyond the National Curriculum aims of promoting pupil's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, working also towards an eco-literate society.
We follow a vibrant programme of activities that are relevant to the needs and imagination of young people today. We help young people engage with the natural world improving their understanding, skills and values; opening up possibilities for things to be different.
Our philosophy is grounded in teaching the cyclic nature of life, and that as humans we inevitably must pass through initiations in order to reach full adulthood. We honour diversity and difference, and emphasise life rather than academic achievement. At the core of our philosophy is the reminder that it is essential for us to find a way through life that allows us to discern what truly serves us and allows us to live in harmony and balance with the rest of the world.
The programme activities encourage genuine communication and teach skills to negotiate diversity in a healthy respectful way. The programme activities are designed to increase self-esteem and self-expression in a supportive and fun atmosphere
Sussex Forest School Trainers and Providers, Foraging Courses, Camps for Teenagers
Circle of Life Rediscovery is affiliated with Rediscovery International. Rediscovery was established in the Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada in 1978; there are over 40 Rediscovery programs around the world today. Rediscovery is a broad network of affiliated programs, each community-based, independently administered and funded, and uniquely suited to the local bio-region. All Rediscovery programs meet established health and safety standards and none discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed or nationality. Rediscovery International Foundation (RIF) was established in 1985 to support the needs of the growing family of camps.