Saturday, 4 February 2012

Monday, 25 July 2011

Summer Sessions 2011!!!

As a Forest School provider, we offer children and young people opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem, through hands on learning experiences. This year we will be running Forest School sessions over the Summer holidays for 5-8 year olds! So come and spend your holidays with us and have a magical time!

Fancy being a pirate and hunting for buried treasure? Or Robin Hood making bows and arrows with your band of merry men? Fancy making shelters, cooking on the fire, using tools and creating your own village? Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of this secret woodland and discover a fantasy world of dragons, wizards, knights and beautiful princesses! Make potions, fire, wands and crowns and discover the fairy glade...!

So whatever your dreams, come and make new friends and learn new skills in a supportive natural environment!

When and where will the sessions take place?

The sessions will be running for four weeks over the summer holidays from 9.30am to 3.30pm (Monday-Friday). Sessions are open to all 5-8 year olds at only £24 per day! (book 3 or more days to receive a 10% discount!)
Half day sessions also available: Morning session 9.30-12.15. Afternoon session 12.45-3.30. £12 per session. Sessions are inclusive of all materials and healthy snacks. Contact Helen to check availability!
Please note: In response to requests from families, four year olds are now welcome to attend half day sessions too! (Half day only in line with Ofsted regulations)

Fully qualified staff will be running the sessions from Woodland Valley Farm, just 8 miles from Truro and St Austell and only 20 minutes from Newquay.
For more information or to book a place please contact Helen on 07748637847 or by email:

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

Sessions will run on the following weeks: w/b 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August 2011

Who will be running the sessions?

The sessions will be led by Helen Baskeyfield, a Forest School practitioner and experienced primary school teacher. Helen's experience ranges from teaching within specialist provision for children with severe and profound and multiple learning disabilities to working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds, the early years and KS1. Her interests lie in the alternative approaches to education with influences from Steiner, Montessori and the Reggio Emilia model. Through her teaching, she facilitates a nurturing and supportive environment through a child-led approach which takes account of individual interests and learning styles.

Helen will be accompanied by a team of professionals including those with experience of working within the teaching profession, from Early Years specialists to those involved in youth work and adult education. Other members of the team are experienced in the field of educational project management and sustainable development, outdoors and environmental education.

All members hold current enhanced CRB checks. Activities are fully risk assessed and we have Public Liability insurance. Helen is First Aid trained and holds a current ITC Outdoor Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

'School in the Woods'...a natural approach to learning!