Skillshare & Networking
Have a look at our Events board for details of our events this year, or scroll through the gallery below for pictures and comments from previous events. any member can volunteer to host a skill-share, and we’re always looking for more places to visit so do get in touch if you’d like to be the next host!
Click on any picture below for enlarged views along with random comments made by participants
October 2016 AGM and skill-share – this was hosted by Wild Elements from their new location at Treborth Botanic Gardens
July Moot and skill-share 2016 – this was hosted by Nant yr Glyn Forest School who are based near Colwyn Bay.
April Moot and skill-share 2016 – this was hosted by Wild Spirit who are based near Bridgend.
February Moot and skill-share 2016 – this was hosted by Wild Elements who are based near Bangor
participants arriving at the site of the February Moot and skill-share
the lovely compost loo at the Wild in the Woods site
preparing the damper bread calzones
damper bread calzones cooking on the griddle
The February Moot group
showing how to use a hand drill to make whistles
the kettle on the fire at the beginning of the day
trying out some new knots
lunch on the fire
getting the group through the spider's web
the wild in the woods woodland
Previous skill-share Events:
Lots of different things to do
Food, lantern making, felt making, Rosie’s session
People friendly and willing to share information
Meeting people, ideas, inspiration
Variety of people, variety of things
Site is amazing, good balance of woodland craft and E.I. activities, great company
Meeting lovely new and inspiring folk, new ideas in a special wood. Ta x
The nets and swing. Enjoyed everything. EVERYTHING! (children of participants)
Variety of people. New things to do
I feel it all went well. I really enjoyed making the felt & lanterns
Sun! Well organized, good on time, great food, nice choice of activities, good communication and networking.
Facilities for kids. Kids really happy and looked after. Everyone caring and supportive
Fantastic site & weather. Informative and interesting. Evening social – beautiful lanterns, magic.
Having someone to cook and make tea etc – thanks!
Good to talk to people about Forest School & Training
Good – so many new skills & ideas for using with Forest School
Lots of new people from different backgrounds
I liked being able to discuss with other people.
It more than met my aims & gave me loads to think about & the way to move things forward.
The EI was challenging but very worthwhile. It's good to be reminded who we are doing it for & how we should respect them.
Thought the Skillshare a resounding success!
New people new ideas
Skillshare – Networking – Training
These social and stimulating events bring Forest School practitioners and their families together to share resources, ideas and food. They are held outside in the beautiful woods where we all work, giving people chance to visit other FS sites and glean new ideas.
Temporary shelters provide space for Members to display artefacts & resources, as well as quiet corners to meet with peers for networking and troubleshooting and discuss grants, training and other trouble topics… the kettle is always on, and food is usually cooked on the fire to share.
Recent Skillshare sessions by members include felt making, Emotional Intelligence, Lantern Making, Ogham runes and Campfire cooking. Sometimes these events include training such as Woodland Management and Bushcraft Skills.
FSW organises regular member led skill-share gatherings throughout the year. Our AGM, including a skill-share, is held once a year and we also organisae CPD training days around 3-4 times a year.