What we do
Forest School is an inspirational process, (not a place) that offers ALL learners young and old, regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands- on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.
We currently provide the space for Forest School sessions for a local school in our woodland.
We run an after school club locally.
We have a weekly Parent and Child 'stay and play' group.
We run Holiday Clubs throughout the school holidays.
If you are local and are interested in utilising the space or our practitioners to facilitate a Forest School program, then please get in touch:
TREADING LIGHTLY ON THE LAND
We manage and support the Sawpit Woods woodland space alongside and in collaboration with the wider farm woodland management plan.
As this generations guardians of the woodland, we want our use and impact on the land to be ecologically beneficial and sustainable.
We have a Woodland trust for a community tree planting pack, which will be delivered in November! So will be in touch and will be organising some community tree planting days in the Autumn.
So if you are interested in getting involved, or have a passion or knowledge in the ecology and management of woodlands, we would love to hear from you.
The key measures we have in place are:
minimising contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms DO NOT attend their sessions. (This also applies if a member of their family has symptoms or if they have been advised by NHS Test & Trace as ‘a close contact’ to isolate at home.)
encouraging adults and children attending to clean their hands more often than usual, including before and after activities and before and after using toilet facilities
ensuring good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach
cleaning frequently touched surfaces more often than usual using standard products and cleaning them thoroughly at the end of the day
minimising contact and mixing between groups of children by being in a wide outdoor space, with seating logs placed at advised distances and keeping sessions of children attending in small numbers
considering the amount tools and resources used by children and adults and cleaning them after use and thoroughly at the end of the day
reminding of collectors/ parents carers to remain spaced out at drop off/ collection / car parking