Forest School sessions for children and their important grown up in beautiful Semley woodland.
'In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.'
MORE ABOUT FOREST ELDER
Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.
- Forest School Association
Chaldicott Barns are surrounded by 40 acres of beautiful natural woodland where we will hold our sessions. We have a wonderful site within the woodland of field maple, ash, willow, oak, beech and birch. There is a small pond close to our base.
MORE ABOUT ME
I’m a Mum of two beautiful boys, aged 4 and 5 years old, and step-Mum to a fantastic 13 year old girl and 15 year old boy. Before retraining as a Forest School Leader and Teaching Assistant, I worked for the National Trust for 10 years so nature, the environment and children’s relationship with it has been in my heart a long time. Forest school is a gentle, child led outdoor experience that I’m really passionate about!
I am in the final stages of completing my training as a Forest School leader - I have completed all my formal training and practical assessments (with the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust), am fully insured to hold Forest School sessions, qualified in outdoor and paediatric first aid and have a CACHE qualification in Children and Young People's Mental Health.
FOREST ELDER SESSIONS
Classes are completely outdoors and child led, so whilst I always come with a plan, we follow little ones' interests - please do expect mud, leaves, sticks and lots of fun and wonder!
I always have lots of free access activities available, as well as one or two that I’ll show you and help you with.
For the older group, they'll be more tool work, and the chance to learn some Forest School skills like knots and fire lighting. For the grown ups, a focus on your wellbeing and mental health, with hopefully some space to enjoy a few activities and recharge in the beautiful woodland too.
My sessions include a forage themed hot drink for adults (or cold if it's super hot) and snack for everyone.
I offer half price sibling rates, and an outdoor clothes swap at the sessions.
Fortnightly 1hr 15min (during winter) sessions for little ones aged 2-5 (ish!) and their important grown up
Fortnightly 1hr 30min sessions for children aged 6-10 (ish!) and their important grown up
FOREST FAMILY DAYS
A special day each season for all the family to enjoy Forest school activities, campfire cooking and some time together in the woods. Each family day includes snack, lunch and hot drink for everyone.
Provisional dates for your diary:
Spring Family Day - 29th April, 10.30-14.30
Summer Family Day - 5th August, 10.30-14.30
Autumn Family Day - 28th October, 10.30-14.30
Christmas wreath and craft making - 25th November, 10.30-14.30
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