Open Forest School Session With Parents

Today parents of Nursery & Reception were invited to the last Forest School session at Soren’s school, so Nils, Maebh & I attended.   The session in total was for about an hour and a half long and involved games, exploring, making a volcano with mud, crafts such as a magic wand & pine cone bunny.

Forest schools are a type of outdoor education in which children (or adults) visit forests/woodlands, learning personal, social and technical skills. It has been defined as “an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment”.

One of the reasons which we chose Gresham Village School for Soren was that they were very much into outdoor learning environment year round.

Soren & Leon played with this magnifier sheets & Maebh got in on the fun too.

Part of the fun in the class is that there is a small digital Vtech camera which the kids are able to take photos of their learning.  Today Maebh had it for a while and like her mummy, loves taking photos. Clearly a must gift from Santa. 

Soren and some of his favorite pals, Blake & Leon spent most of their time with the giant dirt pile.

When there is dirt, there is water!!

Maebh made a magic wand with Ms. Paige and then together we made a pine cone bunny.

A drink of milk, along with few games, the session was over.  All the kids & parents enjoyed themselves.

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

I am an American currently living in the Netherlands. I enjoy snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journey as we moved from USA to the UK for a couple years then onto Ireland for three & half years and now in our next adventure in the Netherlands where the kids and are are learning Dutch. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is half American & half Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! I seen ’em do it man, they fuckin‘ drown ’em in it. When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family – essentially a journal of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring with our two amazing kids.

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