F.E.R.N Outdoor Adventures was formed in 2017 by Graeme & Steph White, we are a family run company based in County Durham, but can work anywhere in the North East and further afield depending on our clients needs. We specialise in working with children of all ages from pre-school upwards. Our work can include 1-1 support sessions working with clients with special educational needs and disabilities, group work, youth work, corporate days and children's parties. Our school sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of the National Curriculum or can be focused on learning already taking place such as visiting places of interest or field trips. We now have our own exclusive woodland where we can run all of our sessions including Forest School which is a new activity for 2020. We are fully insured to carry out all of our activities.
Graeme is a qualified Level 3 Forest School Leader, Level 3 Diploma in Youth Worker and also holds his Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Graeme has also completed training in Mental Health First Aid and Advanced Difficult Behaviour Training so when it comes to session planning and delivery we have all the skills to meet the needs of our learners and deliver the best possible learning experience for everyone involved. As well as an Educational back ground Graeme has a vast range of experience and qualification within the outdoors, Graeme holds his Summer Mountain Leader award, Level 2 British Cycling Mountain Bike Leader award, Level 1 Canoe and Kayak Coach, High Ropes Instructor award, SPA and CWA Training looking to take his assessment soon so we can deliver indoor and outdoor climbing sessions. As well as holding the range of outdoor qualifications Graeme has a vast experience of the outdoors climbing his first mountain at the age of 6 in the Lake District continuing on for many years and at the age of 16 joining the Local Mountain Rescue Team, he continued this for some 26 years till April 2016 when he wanted to spend more time with his family. During his time within Mountain Rescue he held various roles within the team and spent 10 years as a Mountain Rescue Search Dog Handler till he retired.
Steph can mainly be found spending time with the family doing lots of outdoor fun stuff with Dylan, Rhys, Jessica-May and the 3 dogs. They love spending time walking and out on their bikes, since we have stared getting our Forest School area ready Steph and the children have been spending a lot of time in the woods learning about all things Forest School and loves been involved in the sessions. Steph loves to horse ride and looks after her horse and Dylan's pony. Steph will also be the backbone to the business while Graeme is out delivering sessions Steph will be looking after the the daily management side, preparing invoices, answering inquiries and working on new leads to move the business forward. Steph is hoping to become more hands on with Forest School sessions and is looking forward to been more involved in the session delivery in 2020.