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"An old Indian saying: 'It's better to know one mountain than to climb many"

― Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

We choose our locations with great care. The choice of location is fundamental to the quality of experiences available to our young learners.  We also consider accessibility, safety, amenities and legal restrictions. 

Each of our groups has a main home base where the majority of their sessions will take place. Each group will go on one or two excursions each term depending on the length of the term  We recently went to Fort Canning Park, The Learning Forest in the Singapore Botanic Gardens and to Labrador Nature Reserve where we have often held our campfire cooking sessions.

 

We also seek to collaborate with local groups on community gardens and volunteering opportunities in order to broaden the experiences that we offer at each site. 

DempsEy

Most of our sessions take place at our exclusive nature space in the heart of Dempsey.

 

Our project here is ongoing, Forest School is a process and as our understanding grows through our experiences, so will our site evolve over time. Now it is a wonderful space for children to play freely outdoors the way they once were allowed to, tomorrow who knows what wonders it will provide.

We occupy part of the Core Collective fitness and wellness hub. The location boasts an excellent cafe, pizza restaurant, Swish swimming pool, fitness and wellness services and the nearby Trimmings Spa. 

How to find us

The address is 27A Loewen Road, Dempsey, 248839

At the far end of the carpark is a path, follow that round to your right that leads you to our gate. 

Sensory Garden
Sensory Garden

Construction Pit
Construction Pit

Friends at camp
Friends at camp

Sensory Garden
Sensory Garden

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Bukit Batok Quarry Lake
Bukit Batok Quarry Lake

Den building at Bukit Batok
Den building at Bukit Batok

Socialising at Bukit Batok
Socialising at Bukit Batok

Bukit Batok Quarry Lake
Bukit Batok Quarry Lake

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Bukit Batok

This is where it all started in 2018 and we will always hold a special place in our hearts for this nature park! 

 

Bukit Batok Nature park is a stunning venue with everything that we need. We have identified four locations within the nature park to make ourselves at home each session. We rotate location and keep group sizes small so that we do not regularly disturb other park visitors. 

Sessions at this location are currently on hold, but we hope to re-start them again in the future,

 

Botanic Gardens

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a World Heritage Site with an incredible variety of flora, fauna, terrain and learning opportunities on offer.

Although we no longer hold regular sessions here now we have opened in Dempsey, this remains a favourite location for excursions. 

The Southern Section of the gardens has a beautiful stream, specialist heritage, sundial, frangipani and ginger gardens as well as the fabulous Learning Forest. Very soon a new extension will open linked to the Learning Forest which will boast a nature play garden and we are very excited about the prospect of using this resource in the future. 

Saraca Stream at the Botanics
Saraca Stream at the Botanics

Hapa Zone art time at the Botanics
Hapa Zone art time at the Botanics

Map of our roaming boundary
Map of our roaming boundary

Saraca Stream at the Botanics
Saraca Stream at the Botanics

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Dragonfly pond
Dragonfly pond

Water features highly at Bishan
Water features highly at Bishan

River stepping stones
River stepping stones

Dragonfly pond
Dragonfly pond

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Ang Mo Kio Park

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is one of the largest urban parks in Singapore that allows us to bring Forest School to the city. With its re-naturalised meandering river and stepping stones, Dragonfly Pond, Butterfly Garden and Community Garden run by volunteers we are able to rotate to different areas of the park throughout the term and utilise this unique green space.

 

How to find us

We meet at the large Pavilion in the River Plains section of the park, closest to Bishan MRT

EAST COAST PARK

East Coast Park is accessible to those living in the East of Singapore and it’s magic combination of forest, sea, sand, BBQ pits and camping opportunities allow for a rich Forest School experience. We will venture to different locations from our meet point to experience all East Coast Park has to offer.

 

How to find us

East Coast Park, Marine Cove, Area C.

We meet at the permanent shelter next to BBQ Pit number 23,  Only a short walk from the main car park at Marine Cove.

BEACH
BEACH

FOREST
FOREST

ARIAL_VIEW
ARIAL_VIEW

BEACH
BEACH

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