|Cut off date||17-05-2023|
This event is run by Earthwise
Tuesdays 9.30am-10.45am in term-time
Spending time in nature from an early age has a whole host of physical and cognitive benefits as well as helping shape life-long positive environmental attitudes. The ever-changing surroundings on the farm on both the fields and wild spaces, means that there is always something new for children to explore (and taste!) and during this process they inevitably become more connected with nature, how food is grown and how it changes through the seasons.
Claire Rosling, founder of Earthwise will be leading the sessions with a Forest School ethos, encouraging children to explore the nature around them and follow their interests - whether that is cooking up a storm in the Mud Cafe, cooking a snack over the campfire, exploring what lives in the pond or getting stuck in with a seasonal craft activity - learning is often richest during self-directed play. The activities will be in line with the seasons and will involve natural crafts, planting, maintaining and tasting crops and exploring the incredible wildlife at the farm! During each session we will come together for nature inspired songs, stories and snacks. At least once per term we will also cook snacks over the campfire :-)
Our sessions are not just about the little ones! Spending time outdoors with friendly familiar faces around a campfire is a wonderful opportunity for you, as a parent or carer (and a human being!) to unwind, connect with others and watch your child happily at play.
Tea and coffee will be provided for accompanying adults and hot chocolate for little ones.
In line with the forest school ethos, we follow the interests of the children and plan future activities based on our observations. As such, Forest School is a long-term process and we ask participants to commit to a half-term block in advance. After the first session if you feel that it is not for you we will offer you a refund for the remaining sessions (NB. this is only possible after the first session). This will also enable us maintain a consistent ‘bubble’ as part of our measures to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19.