We always walk, these always become journeys..discovering nature at a deeper level.
We always create a 'base'..for shelter, for fires, for eating, for creating & for sharing stories.
Mini abseiling, bridges, climbing, swings
green woodworking, sculpture, clay, weaving, bug-dens, metal work
jam, pancakes, popcorn, nettle crisps, hazel biscuits, caramelised apples and lunch!
Stream walking, tree/plant/animal identification, habitats, animal evidence, seasonal observations, weather reports, astronomy
Pick up Winsley/Freshford School then go OUT into beautiful, local countryside. Substantial tea then build dens, rope swing, have fires, do nature craft, investigate, explore. HAVE FUN!!
Regular dose of fun...successful challenges grow self-confidence, connecting with nature develops sense of responsibility and healthy love of the outdoors..camps, dens, crafts, friends, games, ropes & food!!
Longer sessions allow deeper engagement with children's outside environment-growing self-confidence and giving a sense of purpose = happy! All usual fun with hot lunch cooked on open fire!
Outside fun-treasure hunts, adventure walks, rope swings, outside cooking, den building, bush-craft skills, scavenging challenges, themed (e.g. fairies / warriors), your ideas. From my base, or I come to you.
Please contact me to discuss your needs. I can run sessions for 30 children to 1 child, as a one off, or over a school term or year. I can follow your curriculum or a topic...Vikings, Romans, fire of London, science based etc. So much teaching is possible...I have a lot of experience teaching in schools.
I can teach basic forest school ethos, health and safety, theory and activities. Get your children outside more often!
When a calm, gentle approach is needed, I will guide child, adult or family outside into the proven therapeutic, natural environment. Deeply connecting with nature will heal, sooth & restore. A lot of experience with SEN children/adults.
Home education group, family party, community nature walk, friends parent & pre-schooler groups....please contact me as I can put something together to cover any circumstances.
I love spreading the word! Positivity of nature, healing evidence of nature, ideas/advice for how to start a group, thinking about becoming a forest school practitioner?