What is the Curious School of the wild?
Miss Elvy's Curious School of the wild, is an adventurous and creative Outdoor Education Company that uses the WILD to improve educational and well-being outcomes for our communities. We encourage, healthy lifestyles, strong communities, positive mental health, creativity, play and learning about the world around us. We work with Children, young people, adults, families and outdoor professionals.
We work with all ages through regular sessions, camps, microadventure, work in schools and in communities. We also acknowledge that using local community wild spaces often has better outcomes so we are nomadic in the spaces we use. We are engaged in active research and are developing a Wild Play and food education Scheme called Stone Soup that we hope will have some impact on local food poverty and holiday hunger. Nik successfully completed her Masters in research with a distinction and is now working hard on her PhD. Nik's research interests are inclusivity in the outdoors, the role of food and cooking outdoors on accesibility, the impact of poverty and low income on adventure and outdoor experiences and this all feeds back into our practice and ethos.
Our favourite five:
Adventures-even micro ones
Wild Cooking, eating and sharing
Creativity, making and building
Learning and Education through experience, play and discovery
Our leaders are from a range of back grounds; education, forest school, ex military, early years and other backgrounds. We provide opportunities for learning, making, play and personal development in the wild.
We are supported by amazing friends and parents of our groups, who trust us with their children in the wild! We have a great team of forest school practitioners and educators like Jay Elvy, Sally Payne, Teresa Charnley, Sally Jones, Sarah O Toole, Charlotte Charnley, Janet Wilson, Mel Kent, Survival Steve, Matt Baker,Lizzy Webber and Naomi Parslow, Matthew White, Spencer Upton and Kate Jeffery, without whom we would all be much less well nourished in every way.
We have funny, energetic youth leaders who keep us on our toes and form a crucial part of our ethos. We love Duke of Edinburgh Volunteers and work experience students.
We sometimes work in partnership and collaboration with other organisations to help spread the wild goodness further. We also have membership of professional bodies that support the work we do. Their logos or links are featured on this page.
This site celebrates, the people we work and play alongside, the creative ideas we all get, the learning that happens on purpose but mostly by accident and the fun that we all have doing that.
You can book us for various adventures get in contact to discuss your ideas.