ACEWild (Alternative Curriculum Education out of the Wild) aims to demonstrate how secondary schools can improve their students learning, skills and ‘life chances’ through outdoor or environment-themed learning programmes. It is especially relevant for those who support young people with additional needs and where students would benefit from a little extra support to reach their goals.
Selected groups of secondary school students from the UK, Germany, and Netherlands, who have been identified as being at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training), have participated in a range of Erasmus-funded pilot programmes, designed to:
– raise pupils’ aspirations and self-confidence
– provide experience, qualifications and work opportunities in the outdoors or environmental sector
– develop communication, collaboration, critical and creative thinking and global citizenship skills
This website summarises the findings from these projects and provides information and advice for those who would like to introduce similar outdoor/environmental programmes at their own establishment/setting.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission (Erasmus+). The website reflects the views of the ACEWild team only, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Alternative Curriculum Education out of the Wild by ACEWild is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at www.acewild.eu.