From the first session,we aim togerminate thought and action by sparking your child’s innate curiosity, then in subsequent sessions tend the ignited flame so in timewith regular attendance, the flickering flame will grow into the warm, steady glow of Learning for Life.
Forest School Star - Join the dots Forest School aims to lay the building blocks for developing emotionally intelligent adults able to ‘be themselves, and be that well…’
Join the Dots Forest School invites children age 2 - 12 to explore the nutritious seed bed of biodiversity Great Wymondley Recreation ground and its bordering woodland has to offer. Toddler to pre-teen can learn through play in a relaxed, safe, yet exciting environment. We build a strong sense of community by inviting children to participate in a wide variety experiences: games, story-telling, creative art and drama, flora and fauna identification, knots and lashings, shelter and rope swing erecting, furniture and decoration making experiences.
When children have attended 6 sessions deeper learning is developed through the introduction of tools and fire. Experiences which involve a greater degree of risk help foster deeper learning and development of respect for self, others and the environment. We maintain appropriate behaviour at all times with gentle reminders of safety protocols where children eventually take responsibility for their own learning, enjoying teaching new comers the essence of respect and safety, for example.
We plan sessions carefully, this includes regular reflection and review sections which helps to engender strong communication and social skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, emotional intelligence and independence. Thus, we help lay down necessary foundations for children to forge effective partnerships and relationships as they grow into the sapling, and ultimately the broadening tree of their adult lives.When children discover they can follow their own pathway, in their own time, in their own way, in time they become increasingly able to organise their own learning and development. In so doing, when and where ever they find themselves in today’s diverse world, these young people will feel calm and comfortable in the knowledge that they can 'be themselves and be that well'.