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Home Ed Forest School

June 29 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Free – £7.50

Forest school encourages children and young people to take responsibility for themselves and those around them – they will learn to work with others, developing social and emotional skills and resilience, as well as observing and questioning the natural environment around them.

Whilst our sessions are very much child led, we introduce transferable skills from tool use, fire lighting and shelter building, which we believe contributes to each member developing their own autonomy and allows them to progress at their own pace towards completing tasks such as lighting the campfire.

Some of the activities available :

  • habitat creation, ecology, woodland maintenance skills, mapping
  • knife & tool skills
  • natural arts and crafts ; spoons to jewellery
  • tree id, uses and folklore
  • natural tinders and fire skills
  • free play and exploration
  • Lots of team working !

We are also able to offer an opportunity to undertake the John Muir Award within these sessions.

These sessions are aimed at ages 5 – 15 but younger siblings are welcome and free of charge.

We ask that you come dressed appropriately and prepared for all sorts of weathers. Sensible footwear is essential as there will be walking over uneven terrain.

We do have compost loos, hand washing and baby changing facilities on site.

Please note Due to current Government guidelines

  • All sessions must be pre- booked via our website and are restricted in numbers. We have to count all adults attending so you do need to book an adult ticket alongside your child’s, these are free of charge.
  • Only 1 adult may currently attend. If you feel it is necessary for a second adult to attend with you, please contact us.
  • We do have a full Covid-19 Risk assessment in place and have adapted our camp areas to allow for social distancing, alongside adaptions in our activities & use of equipment. Full details will be emailed to you prior to sessions starting.
  • PLEASE do not attend your session if you are showing any of the main symptoms of Covid -19 ( high temperature, consistent cough, loss of taste or smell ).