What people are saying about us...                                                           

York City Council Rawcliffe Park & Ride

The group have done a good job. It has opened up the pond area and the small woodland surround. They have definitely worked hard on it and achieved the agreed outcome.

Beki Johnson (York City Council)


Scrub clearance at Clifton Backies 

This is an amazing job done by the Ad Astar group!

Please pass on our thanks for such a thorough and worthwile task. It really looks like a medow again!


Kind regards 


Danesgate Community College

Danesgate and Ad Astra

Ad Astra’s aim is to engage the students by utilising the countryside facilities around York. They draw on the knowledge and experiences of their staff and have created a bespoke learning environment for the pupils of Danesgate. They work with challenging and hard to engage children, through outdoor learning, confidence building and bespoke teaching particularly with students that can't adapt in a classroom environment. Ad Astra are particularly successful with our most vulnerable and disengaged, building up relationships with students, parent/carers and facilitating communication so that Danesgate can introduce a curriculum plan and tuition.  Working with Natural England some of the written work they do has Maths and English tuition underpinning any portfolio/evidence work. Danesgate and Ad Astra staff have formed a strong professional working relationship over the past five years, where good communication is central to this. They are driven to support and develop the well being of all the students they work with from Danesgate. Ad Astra continue to support our learners and have recently expanded to include fishing and Health and Fitness to meet student’s needs and our requests. These new ventures have been extremely successful and, although in their infancy, have become embedded in their program offer for ours students and a huge success.

Chris Nichols

Deputy Headteacher at Danesgate Community School


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