The origins of Halloween...our spookiest festival! Most children love Halloween; at Forest School exploring the origins of the Celtic fire festival of Samhain (a Gaelic word pronounced “sow-win”) is a great way to start [...]
Elderberry Cordial When my children were small a herbalist recommended Elderberry Syrup. Rich in antioxidants, bioflavonoids, vitamins, A, B6 and C. It’s known to be immune boosting and an anti-inflammatory. This year I noticed [...]
One of the best things about camping is sitting around the fire cooking dinner, toasting marshmallows and chatting perhaps singing into the night. Fires are awesome. As a Forest School Leader and Trainer I [...]
To celebrate the return of the sun we decided to have a go at making simple sundials. You can print your own sundial from websites such as https://www.blocklayer.com/sundial-pop.aspx but I wanted the children to [...]
How do I work Outdoor Learning into the curriculum?Cambridge Forest Schools' Outdoor Practitioner course is for KS1 or KS2 teachers and TAs who can see the value of Outdoor Learning but would like some support with putting it into practice in school and using an outside space to deliver their curriculum.
I love April. I’ve long said it’s the prettiest month of the year with all the new growth turning the world a vibrant green. You can actually eat a lot of the these lovely [...]
I chose this as if you make yourself a clay oven in your forest school setting this would be nice to make and eat outside. Pizza dough Ingredients 500g strong white bread flour [...]
Ingredients Wild Garlic if you have it or 2 garlic cloves chopped. Dandelion Leaves Chickweed Nettle leaves Goose Grass Ground Ivy or mint Salt 6 eggs beaten. Method Wash and dry your weeds in [...]
What tree leaves are good to eat and which are poisonous?
Sitting in the woods the other day pondering the current drive to get learning outside, I suddenly realised that nowhere on my website have I mentioned that all our courses are endorsed by the [...]