Announcement: There will be no Forest School Holiday Club this summer as I will be starting my maternity leave in August, with my very own woodland creature due in September.
I wish you all a wonderful summer and look forward to welcoming you back to the woods in 2018!
Adults and children alike from Punnetts Town C.P. School are enjoying their weekly outings to the woods very much. We’ve been spotting signs of spring, identifying winter twigs, collecting kindling wood, hunting for invertebrates, building shelters for different creatures, building bridges over the stream, sawing and whittling greenwood, creating nature-god effigies from natural materials, playing lots of games and drinking hot chocolate. Thank you to all of Year 5 and Year 1 and their brilliant supporting adults. Looking forward to working with Year 3 and 4 next term.
Unfortunately we will NOT be running a session this autumn half-term.
We’ll be back in 2017 if not before, so get in touch to be added to the mailing list to hear about future dates.
Wow! What a fantastic August we’ve had in the woods at Darwell. New faces and old, lots of focus and plenty of fun. Highlights include sneezy dragon stalking games, the hammock chill-out zone, willow craft, cleaving and sawing greenwood, lots of dens and good snacks cooked on the fire- including nut and berry flapjacks wrapped in sweet chestnut leaves and cooked on the embers. Some great teamwork, perseverance and adventurous spirits. See you next time!
Thank you to the Forestry Commission for continuing to support our activities in the woods. If you have taken part in any Ironwood activities this season or previously, please do take a moment to complete this simple online survey (takes 2 mins!):
Forestry Commission Survey
Good old English summertime… Once again we are having to keep an eye on the weather and will be risk assessing the site in advance of Thursday’s session. We will be confirming arrangements tomorrow and will be in touch if you have booked on.
We are just running one date in half term, Thursday 2nd June. Be sure to grab your spot! We will be making musical instruments from natural resources, trying some new games, seeing what creatures and changes the new season brings to the woods. Get your wellies out and join in!
Oooh… looks like the woodland creatures have been up to mischief again and left a little mission for this week’s visitors… I wonder what it says?
Find out tomorrow! Remember warm clothes, waterproofs and wellies!