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BRAND NEW HOME LEARNING PACK!

BRAND NEW HOME LEARNING PACK!

Posted on April 20th 2020

Earth Day Home Learning Pack We are pleased to announce another home learning pack available. We want to thank you for all the feedback we have received it’s been amazing to see what you’ve all been up to! On Wednesday 22nd April it’s Earth day so of course the pack is Earth Day themed and includes: 5 classic forest school activities 3 maths related activities 3 Geography related activities and 3 health and well-being activities In order to receive the pack please contact us with your email address, the packs are FREE and all we ask for is your feedback on your experiences with the activities! Happy Forest Schooling

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Wonderful Feedback!

Wonderful Feedback!

Posted on April 13th 2020

We have sent the most incredible number of our FREE home learning packs out to the public! The response has been wonderful and it's humbling to know that we've been able to help families in self isolation during these times. Covid-19 has affected our business and we are really missing being able to work with our schools. However, the feedback that we're receiving is so lovely and we're able to see just how much fun you're all still having at home, so thank you! We've had nature modelling, crafting, bird boxes, bug hotels, scavenger hunts....the list is endless!! Let's have a look at what you've all been up to....

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Half Term Holiday camp at Up Lyme

Half Term Holiday camp at Up Lyme

Posted on February 26th 2020

Mr Holt and Miss Harrison were back for more fun this half term! With plenty of activities to keep the children occupied; we whooshed through the time! We hunted for bugs, hammered Calico, painted plant pots, climbed hills, swung on a tree swing and explored a forest..... and of course, toasted Marshmallows on the fire!! And this is only a small selection of the activities we did!! The weather held off until we went home but we still got covered in mud and had a great time! Look out for our Easter camp dates being released soon...

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Winter News

Winter News

Posted on January 23rd 2020

We've been celebrating seasonal change over the holidays and into the new year. This month's blog is from leader Emily. The children have definitely noticed the differences in the weather and the landscapes around them. We've both enjoyed and hated the rain; along with the mud that it's brought recently! However- one thing is obvious. Our children are loving Forest School! Seeing the expressions on their faces and hearing the discussions that they are having together are priceless. Knowing that everyone is able to access something from the sessions is hugely rewarding to us and their teaching staff too. We know that there are some who find huge challenge in a different routine and timetable and some that are unfamiliar with regular outdoor activity. Communication and observation skills are areas that have rocketed within the Dorset schools over the season! We've seen the children exploring their sites in so many different ways. Realising that a muddy slope can also be harvested for building a natural land mass- realising that others before have used land for some many different purposes and making those critical links. Being outside is opening up greater possibilities and opportunities to our learners- and they don't even realise they're learning! Embracing the elements and considering surroundings motivate them and intrigue them. I'm loving learning alongside them and facilitating some fascinating developments in the process. Happy New Year everyone!

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Forest School Parties

Forest School Parties

Posted on November 26th 2019

We are underway with our Birthday party bookings and what fun they are! This weekend, we helped Harriet to celebrate on her Grandparents' farm! it's lovely to be able to use open space this way and the children lapped up the Forest School crafty activities that we provided! Infact, one child even told us that it was 'waaaaaay better than Laser Tag!'- what praise indeed! If you'd like to book us for a birthday party, do get in touch for a quote and site risk assessment. We'll be happy to help!

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Autumn Staff Meeting

Autumn Staff Meeting

Posted on November 18th 2019

Meeting up this Saturday was a priceless experience for all of us. Considering we are all far flung and covering schools in Devon and Dorset; we had lots to catch up on together! Emma was the host this time and we loved sharing our practise together, with a staff meeting around the campfire! Having the chance to share skills, discuss practise and give each other feedback and advice is a rewarding opportunity. We plan to meet half termly and share a camp lunch together! The sky's the limit for this dream team!

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Holiday Camp in Wool

Holiday Camp in Wool

Posted on November 12th 2019

Forest fun was had by all over half term at Wool Primary School. From three to nine years, everyone got stuck in to all activities, which included den building, using knots learnt through out the day. We made dice using Hazel poles with amazing knife skills, found Oak discs to make pendants with hand drills. Probably the most challenging and rewarding was Fire making! We can't wait for the next Forest School Holiday Club...

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Holiday Camp in Up Lyme

Holiday Camp in Up Lyme

Posted on November 12th 2019

We had such fantastic Forest School Camp at Up Lyme for Halloween. We started with some bug hunting, Calico printing and clay model making with Miss Robertshaw, while Mr Holt helped us to carve pumpkins. After snack, we made scary creatures out of woodland foraging, explored the area all around us and even made slime! Just before lunch, we all made dens. We had to make them waterproof, which was lucky because the rain started to come down just as we were finishing! Despite this, some of us stayed under our dens and enjoyed our lunch in the dry (ish!) After lunch, we carried on with our morning sessions but now with lots more bugs to find. Some of us chopped wood for the fire and practised our fire lighting skills. Mr Holt managed to make a fire in the rain so that we could toast marshmallows (yummy!) and before we knew it, it was time to go home. We had such a great time!

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WE ARE RECRUITING!

Posted on October 22nd 2019

Primary Forest School and Sports Education are now looking to recruit additional Forest School Leaders for part time and full time positions in Dorset, Devon and Somerset. Please contact our Director; Ellen Blackwood for further details. ellen.blackwood@primary-forest-school.co.uk

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