NORTHERN COLLEGE - FOREST FAMILIES

Northern College, Wentworth Castle, Barnsley S75 3ET

Who we are

Forest Families is a free, residential weekend in the fabulous setting of Wentworth Castle. Bringing families together. So if you fancy a fun filled, action-packed weekend away, get in touch.

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Description

This fantastic new experience at Northern College is an excellent opportunity for you and your family to come together in a forest setting to learn new skills, solve problems and even build your own family shelter.  Working together as a family to spend time together, talk and have fun.

This residential will help your family to:

  • Develop your skills to communicate positively together
  • Work together to solve challenges by sharing each other's strengths and skills
  • Use an iPad to record your learning journey
  • Identify the types of volunteering you may be interested in as a family
  • Agree a family pledge to become more active in your community

Our aim

To engage families with adolescent children to work positively together, developing the motivation and aspiration to engage in further learning, voluntary work, or paid work. After completion of this course, you may want to think about refreshing or developing your English, Maths and Digital skills, or you could try something new from our course booklet.

Format

A residential course that promotes a positive learning experience and introduction to family volunteering.  If Covid restrictions are such that the college is required to stop teaching face to face, this course will continue online.

Activities include

A selection of activities in the woods including shelter building, team games, using hand tools, exploring the environment, an opportunity to explore family volunteering in Barnsley, to include volunteering at the National Trust and Barnsley Museums.

Eligibility

  • The family must reside in the Barnsley borough
  • Families with at least one child aged between 11 and 18 years old
  • Families experiencing disadvantage related to any of the criteria deployed by the 'Think Family Programme.'

Referral Method:  Referrals can be made by a referring organisation or self-referred in the following ways:  

Application Form: Completing an application form (attached below) and returning to college or emailing awright@northern.ac.uk with referral details and a contact number, or ringing the college on 01226 776000 and ask for Angela, to gain more information and apply over the phone. 

 


Opening Times

When is this course and how long does it last?
This course runs over a weekend at Northern College where accommodation is available on site.

The course runs from 9:30am - 4:30pm on a Saturday and 9:30am - 4:40pm on a Sunday.

Accommodation and meals are included with the course.


Documents

Forest Families Blank Application Form 2021

Contact Details

Contact name: Angela Wright

Email address: awright@northern.ac.uk, courses@northern.ac.uk

Phone number: 01226 776000

Mobile number:


Locations

Address details:

Northern College, Wentworth Castle, Barnsley S75 3ET


Other Details

Cost: FREE

Eligibility: The family must reside in the Barnsley borough Families with at least one child aged between 11 and 18 years old. Families experiencing disadvantage related to any of the criteria deployed by the ‘Troubled Families’ programme. The family must be in receipt of Universal Credit, ‘in-work’ benefits due to having an assessed low income, or be defined as having a low income in accordance with benefit thresholds.



Published: 04 March 2020