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Forest School Sessions 2013

Forest School Club/Outdoor Learning for Schools.

All of our currently planned Forest School activities are fully-booked, but we will be arranging more in the summer. If you would like to be notified of our Forest School Club plans as they develop, please send an email to childrenswood@hotmail.com

Forest School Club for schools 10th and 17th of May, 2013 FULLY BOOKED

Family Forest School Club, 11th May 2013, 10-12pm. FULLY BOOKED

Family Forest School Club, 11th May 2013, 1-3pm. FULLY BOOKED

Our Forest School Clubs are aimed at nursery, primary and special needs schools, as well as other groups within the community and beyond. The courses are designed to increase the use of North Kelvin Meadow and The Children’s Wood for outdoor learning, and to build a ‘can do’ attitude in people and organisations who would like to get outside more for learning or fun. We aim to make our courses free of charge or as cheap as possible so that everyone in the community can access them.

One of the startling findings from our work with young people in the area is that many local children have not been outside to play this year, or not at all! and they loved it. This mirrors other findings which show that one third of Scottish children say they never play outside. Playing outside in nature is a big issue for our community and we are working hard to make it a normal experience for our community. We also believe that being outside for learning and fun is a great antidote to the current move towards an indoor and materialistic childhood. We aim to encourage more people out and more often and we hope that doing so will support the happiness and well-being of our community.

The Meadow and Wood are situated in an area with high levels of inequality and deprivation and so this space is vital for the future health and well-being of all of the community. The huge benefit is that the space is in walking distance for several local nursery, primary and secondary schools and easily accessible by the community.

Please get in contact if you would like to be involved, or if you would like to donate towards our Forest School Clubs. Many thanks to Joyce McFarlane, Gail Cisman, Susan Byrne and Mike Brady who have led some fabulous outdoor learning experiences. We hope they’ll be back to do more.

Forest School Club 2012

Forest School Club Poster

Forest School taster session, Thursday 20th September

Come along and join Forest School Practitioner, Susan Byrne in the Children’s Wood this Thursday from 10-12pm for a FREE taster session.  Susan is starting a Forest School Club on Thursday mornings as of the 27th of September, for children aged 3-6yrs. Spaces are limited.  For more information on Susan’s Forest School Club click here or come along on Thursday to find out more.

New Forest School Club

Susan will be starting another Forest School Club in North Kelvin Meadow on Thursday mornings, 10-12pm as of the 27th of September.  Come and join her for a FREE taster session on the 20th of September, 10-12pm. Find out more about Susan’s Forest School Club below:

Forest School Club general information

Forest School Club information for parents

Forest School Club information

Den building day

We had a great day yesterday in the Children’s Wood with Forest School Practitioner, Susan Byrne. Two local nursery schools joined us and many other children and parents came from the community to build dens, make potions and generally have fun in the wood. Pictures will be posted soon.  

Susan will be doing more with us at The Children’s Wood so watch this space….