We Work With Schools...
Interactive Animal and Wildlife Learning Opportunities
We have been working with schools for many years now, offering interactive and educational learning opportunities for children of all ages aligned to the National Curriculum. Our popular animal encounters have given children the perfect learning tools to understand the many topics that form part of the key stage syllabus. We now offer nature and wildlife based learning in an outdoor setting as well.
We Visit You or You Can Visit Us
We have visited hundreds of schools and presented in front of thousands of children and now you can visit us at our 6.4 acre woodland venue, The Outdoor Education and Healthcare Centre in Welling.
Our own ADO Academy is the benchmark for the high standards we expect to deliver for education and learning. We are Ofsted registered and our staff are qualified in various areas including animal management, therapists, forest school, childcare, bushcraft practitioners, low ropes instructors and horticulture. In addition we ensure that our company operations are fully insured and authorised as follows:
♦ Fully licensed by the London Borough of Bexley for Animal Handling ♦ Approved by the City of London Vets for Animal Welfare
♦ Public Liability of £5 million for Animal Handling ♦ Public Liability of £2 million for Child Care ♦ Transportation of Animals Licence with DEFRA (Dept for Environment/Food/Rural & Affairs)
♦ Risk Assessments and Method Statements provided on request ♦ Health and Safety Policies ♦ Safeguarding and other policies in sensitive areas in place
♦ All staff Enhanced DBS checked
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All Age Groups and Abilities
We run our own Ofsted registered Preschool Nursery and understand perfectly the requirements for education and learning for early years children. We also deliver for the topics of key stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 and can adapt to any variations or focussed learning. We can cater for all mainstream school children from nursery up to key stage 4. As a specialist in alternative healthcare, we have qualified staff who can also present to SEN school children, providing educational sessions for all ages and abilities.
Key Stages & Topics
We get asked to run sessions for a whole range of key stage topics within the framework and additionally special one off focussed topics. We can adapt our animals and outdoor space to any focus you wish. In no particular order, with our live animals and wildlife centre, we can offer many of the key stage statutory requirements as follows:
♦ Predator & Prey ♦ Conservation ♦ Habitats ♦ Dinosaurs ♦ Mini-Beasts ♦ Camouflage ♦ Adaptation ♦ Identifying Wild and Garden Plants ♦ Identifying Trees
♦ Identifying Animals ♦ Comparing Animals ♦ Observing the Seasons ♦ Animal Reproduction ♦ Farm Animals ♦ Ecosystems ♦ Evolution
Supporting The Teachers
When we visit schools or when schools visit us, the teachers can take a step back and let ADO run the sessions. We have experience in taking the lead in the sessions and will ensure your pupils are attentive, alert and well-behaved throughout. To ensure the children get the most out of their session, we offer teachers some worksheets to take back with them to class, ensuring the learning carries on after our team have left. The Teachers Support Pack will be sent once your booking has been confirmed and paid for.
How Do We Book ADO
To book a session with the ADO Academy team, simply have a look at the different packages we offer below and either call us during normal office hours or complete the booking form HERE>
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