The Wild Home Educator sessions at Ferry Meadows are for children who are home-schooled. Curriculum and nature-focused activities are prepared for each session, and each month usually has a theme, around which the activities are based.
Prior to the pandemic, two sessions a month were held at Nene Park. This is still the case, but two groups have been established, with children needing to book into a group rather than onto separate sessions. Unfortunately, Nene Park has confirmed that refunds or payment reallocations cannot be given to anyone who cannot attend one of the dates for any reason.
Those booking as Group 1 will need to be available November 9, December 7 and January 11. Group 2 students should be free on November 23, December 14 and January 25.
The sessions are suitable for children aged 5 to 11, and cost £16.50 per child for all three sessions. Places must be booked ahead of time.
For more information or to book a space, see the Nene Park Trust website.
According to 2019 data from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator, 455 children in Peterborough were recorded by the council as being home-educated. Of course, these figures are from the year prior to the pandemic - the schooling landscape has changed dramatically since lockdown.