The children who learn in the woods
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Homeschooled children trade blackboards for trees

25 November 2016 Last updated at 01:11 GMT

Over 1.7 million children in the US are homeschooled, but what that means depends on the families involved.

In Woodstock, New York, a homeschooling community is focused on helping children reconnect with nature.

Photographer Rachel Papo spent time with children there who have forgone traditional schooling.

Video by Colm O'Molloy & Fred O'Connor