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Home Ed Forest school

March 24 at 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

£7.50 – £40.50
Heart of the Woods

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, shelter building to outdoor cooking, 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 and cooking their own food on it!

Some of the activities available :

  • habitat creation, ecology, woodland maintenance skills, mapping
  • foraging and outdoor cooking
  • knife & tool skills
  • natural arts and crafts ; spoons to jewellry
  • 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.

Home ed Forest school runs fortnightly on a Tuesday 1pm – 4:30pm.

The sessions are aimed at ages 5 – 15, do get in touch if you would like to bring younger siblings.

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.With regards to food we will provide a snack around the campfire but if you have any dietary needs please make us aware prior to the start of the session. We recommend bringing a drink of water as it can get very warm in the woods.

We do have compost loos and baby changing facilities on site.Parking is on roadside near to the entrance to the woods