The ADO Academy
The ADO Academy incorporates our educational offering across a number of different areas, delivering educational, fun and interactive learning opportunities for children, young people and adults.
ADO Mini-Explorers Preschool - For ages 2 to 5 years, during term time
ADO Young Explorers - Holiday Club for ages 5 to 7 years
ADO Rangers - Holiday Club for ages 8 to 14 years
ADO Ranger Mentors - At the age of 12, Rangers can progress to train to mentor younger children. They will learn new skills and participate in training courses. This is dependant on availability and opportunities.
ADO Training Centre - For young people and adults - AQA unit awards for a variety of subjects. We also offer BTECs for the students accessing our Alternative Provision.
As well as Animals and Animal Care, we offer a wide range of topics and subjects including horticulture, bushcraft, forest skills, outdoor and environmental learning, incorporating key stage, syllabus and workshop based focus learning from early years, primary and beyond.
We are also an accredited training centre for the AQA Award Scheme incorporating a whole range of qualifications and subjects and we can offer BTECs to some of our students attending our Alternative Provision.
ADO for Schools - Our Educational Encounters offer all key stage educational sessions, encouraging engagement and interaction. On occassions, we may be able to offer sessions at our Outdoor Education Site, Poets Corner. We have very limited availability for our Educational Encounters.
We work with our key partners and experts in the fields creating diverse opportunities for children and young people to get up close to wildlife and animals. Our trips and experiences will provide additional opportunities within the preschool and during holidays for children to join us on adventures! We bring the experts into our sessions to provide a valuable insight and learning experience
The ADO Mini-Explorers Preschool and all our education services are wholly run by Animal Days Out C.I.C., a Not For Profit Community Interest Company.