http://igniteup.co.uk/conference-2016/ A massively exciting announcement. An early years conference in the UK, focusing on Outdoor Learning and nature based pedagogies. If you are interested in Child Centred Learning, Learning Rich Environments & Experiential Learning this is a must attend and please share.
Looking forward to making damper bread and meeting up with all the Forest School people coming to the Moot at Wild Elements this Sunday (7th February). If you feel like you'd like to be connecting with some other Forest School people, and enjoy quality fire time then come and join us - it's only £5 to cover costs so a really cheap day out too :-) See you there?
Hello Jo. Thanks for your email. Here are details of the upcoming Storytelling and Storymaking Workshop on Saturday March 12th 2016 at Trumpet Corner, near Ledbury, Herefordshire.
Explore the art of storytelling and storymaking in a gentle and relaxing workshop. The day will unfold with colourful and playful activities designed to foster the sharing of stories and to develop storytelling skills and creativity. Come along and meet the storyteller within each and every one of us and discover how the wisdom of traditional stories can enrich our own lives and can nurture our families and our wider communities. No previous experience necessary. with Carol Florence Graham - Storyteller, Poet & Performer. Time: 10am -4pm Cost: £65 individuals / £90 charities / £100 Schools or FE Discount if booked before 21st Feb. For more details or to book: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.storyspace.co.uk http://www.trumpetcorner.co.uk
Please see link to an amazing opportunity to train in and observe Skogsmulle practice...in Sweden. The below link will give you some information about the study visit and why Skogsmulle (Swedish early years nature pedagogy) is something to find out more about.
Good afternoon, I have just completed the first week of my Forest School training with FSE In Sheffield. I am looking to work with current practitioners in order to gain experience and start my portfolio. I am currently in the Chepstow area but would be able to work around the Aberystwth area too. I have teaching experience having been a Deputy Head at a Pupil Referral Unit (excluded pupils with behavioural problems, KS1 to 4) until August last year.
Notification of the next Forest School Wales event has just gone out to members - if you're a member then check your email for details! It will be Sunday 7th February - details to follow publically on Monday.
I'm currently putting together the next members e-newsletter - if you have anything to share in it (such as a few lines about what you've been up to in terms of forest school in the last few months) or info on training or forest school sessions or events you are running (or just know about) that you think members would like to know about then do send it to email@example.com
Happy new year to all Forest Schoolers and your friends and families! We're please to announce the winner of the AGM draw is Sarah Vaughan, who wins a fantastic Mora knife, courtesy of the lovely people at Muddy Faces. Have fun using it in 2016 Sarah! There's a chance for someone else to win a knife with our members survey, coming soon. http://www.muddyfaces.co.uk/knife-with-handguard-safety-tip-p-2294.html
Just a note Jo will be out of the office from now (18th December) until the new year. Emails will be checked when possible (I'm out of the country) but it may take a bit longer to answer. Hope everyone has a great Christmas/solstice/other celebration and look forward to lots of forest school in 2016! (Also look out for the next skillshare in the first week of February!)
We get lots of queries from people wanting to know about Forest School activities in their area - always good for members to let us know what you're up to and what activities you're running, and then that can be passed on to the people asking about them :-)
Some photos from Saturday's AGM and skillshare, which was a great day - thanks to everyone who came and thanks very much to Finola for taking and posting these photos! Also thanks very much to Sasha and Wild Spirit bushcraft for hosting the day in their beautiful woodland (https://www.facebook.com/wildspiritwales)
Anyone coming to this year's AGM, as well as being part of a fab free event and meeting other forest school practitioners has the chance to win a fabulous mora knife, courtesy of the lovely people at Muddy Faces; there's one safety knife and one normal one. Not too late to book to come! You can see them here: http://www.muddyfaces.co.uk/knife-with-handguard-safety-tip-p-2294.html
Wild Spirit offers a wide range of bushcraft and survival courses, varying from a 1 day introduction, to the more demanding 4 day bushcraft survival. Our courses can be tailored to the needs of groups or individuals. Set in a beautiful location, contained in 70 acres of woodland on the Merthyr Mawr…
The Pollination project is needing more secondary applications from Welsh schools and would love to hear from schools who may want to make school grounds improvements next year and need funding. Get your applications in to them by the 5th November! If you have any further questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or Ruth (email@example.com) http://www.ltl.org.uk/pollination/getinvolved.php
I need to get a Food Safety & Hygiene (outdoors) qualification. I've heard that there's someone around running such courses where you learn about food hygiene in an outdoor setting - perfect for Forest School Leaders. Would this be of interest to anyone else? If so, I'll look into it. I imagine it would be a one-day course.