Ranger School Week
During the first week of the summer holidays, we ran our first-ever Ranger School. This was a unique opportunity for children aged 11-14 to join our Park Rangers for a week and find out exactly what it takes to look after some of the UK’s most protected landscapes. Sill Learning Officer, Rachel Baron explains how the week went.
Joanne (Learning Assistant) and I were really keen to trial a summer holiday club for young people. There are a variety of holiday clubs available for parents to book their children onto during the 6 weeks school holidays, and we knew that the opportunities our Rangers could provide would really hit a niche in the market.
Ranger School has been a real team effort. Joanne and I suggested the idea to the Ranger team, who quickly identified a suitable week at the end of July. The Rangers worked out who would be available each day, and designed activities suitable for young people aged 11-14. Joanne took care of logistics, such as arranging transport for the group, pulling together the itineraries, and coordinating risk assessments.