Ad Astra are Expanding!

Ad Astra are expanding throughout Yorkshire, East Riding and the North East including Doncaster, Hull and County Durham.


We will be opening the doors to our newest  branch at the Humberheads Peatlands NNR before Christmas 2018


We are also very happy to welcome Rebecca, Natalie and Brady to our growing team.




Experience-led Learning

Ad Astra ensures that our students learn for life. Our bespoke teaching gives them the knowledge they need to prepare for their future.


Unlike many other ALPs we work in partnership with schools to deliver GCSEs and functional skills qualifications alongside our outdoor education provision.


We work in close partnership with learners, their families and schools to plan and review a bespoke package of education and training.


We strive to put practical learning at the heart of every activity. Our in house education team then plan for opportunities to apply these skills and transfer understanding in a more formal learning environment.  T

            Working In Partnership

Ad Astra are proud to work in partnership with Lower Derwent Valley NNR  to deliver our educational packages.

Our work is closely linked to a planned conservation agenda, meaning that all activities are real life, with significant and meaningful outcomes. Pupils have the opportunity to opportunity to ring and record chicks, make bird boxes, record the wildlife living within the reserve and ensure maintainace of the reserve is met.


The pupils' attitudes towards learning outdoors and being so close to the wildlife is simply outstanding,. They are constantly learning new things and we have found that they are now taking up birdwatching as a hobby - something they would never have thought about until they joined Ad Astra!


We have seen and recorded such species as:

  • Roe Deer
  • Fallow Deer
  • Barn Owl
  • Otters
  • Fox
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Buzzard
  • Kestrel
  • Curlews
  • Marsh Harriers
  • Pied Wagtails
  • Jackdaws
  • Chaffinches

And these sightings were recorded in one day!!


If you or someone you know would like toget involved with our work, please contact us using the contact details provided to the left of this page.


What our pupils have said about their experiences at the NNR Lower Derwent Valley.


'It was amazing, we had the opportunity to hold the animals! We love it, can't wait for next week!'

'Its awesome, I want to live here'

'I wish school was more like this'

'Why can't we come here every day, I feel like I'm learning loads'


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01904 449846


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AD ASTRA (Broadening Horizons) Limited

Company No: 09827977

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