I am very blessed to work with some fab kids who have ADHD and/or Autism twice a month, and with their parents to offer respite on alternate weeks. I am learning fast about what engages the kids and how to interact with them, to bring out the best in them and offer them a safe […]
Two Wednesdays ago, I had the great pleasure of joining Becks and other adults from the Forest Group at Ty Mawr Country Park to be inspired by nature and learn about autism by the campfire. It was really lovely to be surrounded by the gorgeous range of autumn colours and wonderful people. Wednesday after that, the […]
In June I lead three sessions as part of Westminster Primary’s Enrichment After School Club. We had to deal with some pretty heavy rain during the second session, but we persevered, learning about seasons, playing the ‘Name Game’, and a quick fire round of Oranges and Lemons. We also made seasonal pictures, which turned out great. […]
Business/busy-ness has continued, and I’m happy to report that yesterday’s work with North Wales Police and a group of fourteen fantastic 10-16-year-olds from the Tryddyn area went wonderfully. I delivered a range of outdoor craft activities including painting pebbles, making wood cookies, and learning about tool use. Such a fab time!
So, so far this month I have delivered Forest School to 171 children in one afternoon at the Bolesworth International Showjumping event in Cheshire, put on some craft activities and worm hunts for my God daughter’s summer fair in Wrexham, and attended a two day Coastal School course to develop my Outdoor Education portfolio! I’ve […]
Today I was assisting my friend Becks with a ‘Come outside’ Christmas campfire session – it was just wonderful! We basically sang Christmas songs, played Christmas games and drank hot chocolate for two hours… oh, and made Christmas decorations using natural materials! Can’t get much better really!
Today was a fab day! I got to take my God daughters and their friends out to Dearnford Lake, Whitchurch, where I’ve developed a little Forest School site, and play for the afternoon. We went on a bug hunt through the Forest, had a story on the picnic blankets, made some woodland art and went […]
I’ve had the pleasure for the last 6 weeks of working with some very nice folk from The Spinney Day Nursery in Hoole Village, Hoole, Chester. The nursery has been running for around 15 years and looks after about 60 children and their families. I’ve just been running some Forest School sessions there and had […]