The best classroom and the richest cupboard are roofed only by the sky
- Margaret McMillan*

Ofsted
Member
of the Institute for Outdoor Learning

What children do with help today....they do on their own tomorrow
- African proverb

Schools


Morning, afternoon or day sessions at primary schools.
I bring all my own equipment to run the session and materials/tools for each child. I prefer to work with small groups of 12 children, with a TA from the school. I also work in larger groups, up to 30 children, with additional assistants-either I bring more forest school leaders/assistants OR can work with parent volunteers-depending on requirements.

I can work with teachers' term projects and along-side the National Curriculum to create themed sessions OR simply run a general 'Forest School Experience' session.

I am extremely flexible and creative and can offer a tailor made session to cover your needs.

Examples of themed sessions
Habitats, dens, hibernation, camouflage, nature detective, animal spotting, green-woodworking, fire ..I have just done the great fire of London with Yr2s when we built and thatched a wooden cottage, and then burnt it..timing how long it took!
General 'Forest School Experience' sessions
Discovering our surroundings, nature walk, season, wildlife and ID-ing, basic forest school skills ending with a fire circle.

General Cost per 12-30 children with 1 forest school leader (please ask me to quote for higher numbers)
£90-100 per morning/afternoon session, depending on activity materials and your school site set-up (if you already have a shelter, I won’t need to bring mine and put it up!)

£125 per day session, up to 5hrs, children bring a packed lunch and we usually go off-site.

The sessions can be on your school site, or off site. The children love going off-site...do you have some nearby woods, footpath, fields?

Taster/training sessions for TAs and teachers.
Prices on application.

Other

Regular Saturday morning outdoor, themed craft workshops for children!
2 hours in the open air for boys and girls aged 7-12 years.
Includes: games, den building, role-play, country crafts, green woodworking, fire, bread baking/cooking, hot chocolate, stories...and more!
£12 per session.
NEXT SESSION... 15th June, 10am-12pm at Hartley Farm.
Contact me for more information or to book.

After School Forest School Club on Tuesdays in Old Winsley ...coming in Sept 2013
We will be having fun outside and inside...tea, walks, games, woodworking, fires, quiet time, gardening, art...

Picking up from Winsley School, session 3.15-5.30pm £14, after 5.30 cost is £1.25 per 15minutes up until 6.30pm.

Please ring for more details and to arrange to come and visit, look around and meet me.

Bespoke adventure walks during term-time.
I can lead a walk for you/your family and your friends. I will come to you so that we can have a 2hr to 4hr walk in your local country-side. We’ll learn, test ourselves and have adventures along the way. We set up camp where I will teach a skill, have a fire, and possibly set up a rope swing or dam a stream! Bring food to share. Cost £40-£80.

Holiday walks.
A 5 hour ramble across local countryside. Making dens along the way and using natural resources to lead us to adventures, stopping at a camp for picnic lunch and skill learning, rope swinging, telling tall tales round a fire and sharing achievements.

10am-3pm, £32 per child

6 children max. Aged 8yrs – 12yrs. Bring picnic lunch, waterproofs and sturdy boots.

Dates: watch this website, send me an email so that I can give you dates once they are released.

Birthday Parties.
Forest School party to suit ages 3-12 yr olds-they’ll have an experience they’ll never forget! Weekends and holidays only. In your garden or local area. Max number 10 children. I would need assistance from a parent/s, depending on numbers.

Cost £100 for 2hr session for younger children, 3-5yr olds, up to 6 children, you bring party food. In your garden or local area. Different themes: nature detectives, fairies and elves, warriors, treasure trail, enact a book..like..’We’re going on a bear hunt’..whatever your children enjoy!

£160, 4 hours, 6-12yr olds, up to 6 children, you bring party food. Go out into local country-side. Use natural materials along the way to create our own adventure journey...put up a rope swing..make a camp with a fire..get the children totally absorbed in just having fun...having a journey.

Please do ask if you have more than 6 children to cater for...I can organise a paid assistant and let you know the additional cost.

Hire my knowledge and my time!
I would love to come and help ...do you want to....
Give me a call!