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T2 WEDNESDAYS | 8-10yrs | 3.45-5.30pm

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This is an 11-week term with two make-up sessions. Our Forest School Club takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Our club is targeted at children with an adventurous spirit in need of a place to let off steam after a busy day or week of indoor instruction. We provide traditional outdoor experiences from making bows and arrows to taking care of insects and plants. We provide practical skills such as how to cook on a campfire and build a natural shelter. Like all of our programmes, these sessions have a strong influence on the development of emotional intelligence, self-esteem, and social skills. Our sessions are inspired by the natural world and its cycles, cultural celebrations and stories. This helps children to develop a strong sense of their place in the world. We work to encourage the next generation of caretakers for our planet to emerge through the personal experience of the wonder of nature. ​ Children will be: Ready to spend time away from their primary caregivers. Able to respect the boundaries that are necessary to ensure safety in the outdoors. Physically able to play outdoors for the duration of the session in the tropical environment. ​ Details Duration: 1.5 - 2hrs Group size: up to 20 children Ratio: 1 staff member to 5 children, minimum of 2 staff members per session, one trained first aider and one trained Leader minimum. Cost: $55 per child per session ​ Programme Welcome circle & Child-initiated Warm up games ​ Forest School Experiences The children will freely choose the experiences on offer that are of interest to them, or make-up and design their own, with the guidance of our passionate and skilled staff. Snack Time (optional) For the children who want to take abreak and have a snack. Snacks are provided by parents, although some experiences do involve food. More Experience time! Forest School Club time flies by as the children are busy with their own outdoor pursuits Session Close The children help to pack up and gather their things. They may choose to change their clothing if their wish. Children will be encouraged to reflect on their session and the things that they experienced, this may be through photographs, video, circle time or nature journals. Children are never forced to participate. ​ For younger children the session will close with a story and two minutes of quiet time, breathing or yoga.

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