If you have attended one of our willow sculpture courses you may well have been helped by Hanna, Sara’s daughter. As well as a competant willow crafter Hanna is also a practising Forest School Leader. Hanna offers Forset School sessions in and around Surrey and West Sussex.
Forest Schools are fun and educational. Many people are now becoming aware of the benefits of nature based play and how exploring & discovering with nature can encourage development across all areas of the Early Years and National Curricula.
Children who participate in Forest Schools on a regular basis are generally observed to be happier and more content with themselves . Getting mucky, cooking wild food on a fire and lighting the fire together helps children to learn skills and crafts that encourage confidence as part of their developement. Growing in competance they become better equipped at making decisions, taking calculated risks and problem solving.
Forest School is not only beneficial for the children but it is also provides a valuable insight for teachers. Being able to observe your class in a different setting allows you the teacher to gain a new perspective and understanding of your class.
Keep an eye on this page for more developments and to find out when Hanna will be inviting children for sessions.