Learning in the woods

We had a wonderful day of learning at our local nature school today. Woods are wonderful places to visit with children. This wood is a native woodland, being managed by traditional means such as coppicing. Bernard and Zane run many courses here including forest schools, wild foraging, school visits and woodland management courses.  Today’s “Wonder of the Woods” day was a family day.


We were there to help talk about the wonderful diverse wildlife from birds, insects to woodland flora.

The kids enjoyed running about, climbing,  building shelters, making charcoal pencils, and leaf rubbings.

Charcoal pencil

Charcoal pencil

Afterwards we enjoyed sausages cooked on an open fire, and for dessert toasted marshmallows! A perfect end to a great day. And a big thank you to Bernard and Zane and all their family.

 

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4 comments

  1. Nature school! How absolutely fantastic. We had a nature center in my home town we went to all of twice the entire time I was in school, those two days were the most inspiring (next to theatre) for me as a young learner. And what a beautiful place it looked to be! And look at the wonderful structure that is a camp fire!

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    1. Outdoor learning is really inspiring for kids isn’t it? I wish mainstream schools would learn that kids just love to be outdoors! And you are right it is a lovely place too.

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