Goblin Combe

Bushcraft Bites Back

Designed for students at risk of exclusion or suspension from school, this programme aims to help young people re-engage with learning through a range of bushcraft activities in our 129 acre woodland.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1099543)




  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)



This programme provides a structured experience with the single aim of returning the student to the classroom. It provides different 'hands on' activities for students aged 11 - 14 years who are severely disaffected with school, have been excluded from school or are at risk of being excluded from full-time education. In many cases, these students are not achieving and are lacking in confidence. The students attend an intensive 4 day per week programme, spanning one term. Through a range of outdoor activities we aim to build trust, address issues and increase self esteem. As well as having opportunities to acquire internally validated certificates of competence, all students are enrolled on the externally accredited John Muir Award scheme which is used to facilitate a return to classroom based activity. Project costs include one-to-one tuition, food, learning materials and entry into the accredited awards schemes.