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Dedicated to facilitating learning in the outdoors as a way to educate children of all ages; Adder and Ash opens up the forest as an environment for learning by creating a safe, child-led, and therefore liberating atmosphere.

The aim of forest school is to enable children to have the freedom to learn in their own time and in their own way about the way nature can enrich all our lives. In allowing independent learning at all times, the outcome will be a heightening of emotional intelligence. That is to raise levels of self awareness, self regulation, self motivation, empathy and social skills.

That is the objective! Our methods include lots of fun, interactive, teamwork activities and tasks based around learning a wide variety of skills such as knowledge and understanding of nature woodlands and ecology; practical woodworking skills; survival techniques; fire safety, management and proficiency; cooking in the forest, and much more.

We offer:

  • Scavenger and nature hunts and trails – learning about all sorts of trees, plants, animals and how we can use them.
  • Forest creativity – Using materials from the forest to create amazing art and stories.
  • Knot-tying and ropework – including how to erect a fabric or natural materials shelter.
  • Woodwork – The safe use of tools including bow saw, loppers, secateurs, bill hook, sheath knife.
  • Fire-lighting from scratch and how to collect and use the correct materials.
  • Cooking on an open fire including food safety; what foods are provided by the woodland and why we need to be very careful about what we eat, use and cook.

Get in touch to book a taster session or find out more information.

07786 512 958

madefortheoutdoors@outlook.com

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