Tag: St Johns School

Artist in Residence

We are delighted to introduce Hannah Shines, our first Artist in Residence at Forest School. Hannah has a background in science and education, and is particularly interested in exploring the link between images and learning. We thought this was a perfect fit with what we get up to! We invited Hannah to have look at our ...

ADHD Conference 2018

Stephen spent two days in Liverpool at the 2018 ADHD annual conference. He delivered a breakout session at the conference telling his story of the adoption of his son and the subsequent journey to becoming a Forest School Leader and setting up ForestSchoolingUK. The session was attended by professors, phycologists, psychiatrists, school leaders, principals, SENCOs ...

Our article in Saints Alive

Read our front page article in the Saint's Alive Newsletter, which is delivered locally to our woodland site. Thanks to all at All Saints and St John the Evangelist in Kingston upon Thames for printing the article, it really does help spread what we are up to. You can download a copy here saints alive ...

Stephen will be speaking at…

Stephen will be speaking about the benefits of Forest School at the UK's leading ADHD conference held by the ADHD Foundation. His talk is titled “The Effectiveness of Outdoor Learning on ADHD and Mental Health” The conference is held in Liverpool on Thursday 8th November 2018 - Friday 9th November 2018. The conference is for medical and teaching ...

Our 1st Newsletter

Welcome to our first newsletter for St John's School. It is packed with pictures and information from the first year of Forest School. You can read it online or download the full newsletter as a PDF at the bottom of this article.   Download the PDF here: Newsletter1_WEB

A new mud kitchen and saw-horse

We were so happy to receive a handmade mud kitchen and saw-horse for our Forest School at St John’s. The school's site manager, Mr Hemmings, has made them especially for the children to use. They were extremely well received and we we can't thank him enough!

We’ve been captured as a piece of art!

As part of St John's School's Science Week we were asked to provide all the children with a forest experience. Of course we decided to talk about the science behind fire, and just had to light a fire and have every child roast a Marshmallow!  As part of the week, the organiser, who happens to ...

Footprint Tunnels

We have been having fun experimenting with making and placing a footprint tunnels around our woods. We made simple tunnels from corrugated plastic (instructions below) and left one monitored by a movement activated camera. After a few mishaps including a fox pinching one of the tunnels(!) we were able to capture a few images of ...

It snowed!

The "Beast from the East" descended on Forest School today. After a sleepless night wondering if it was a good idea, I decided -3 air temperature and -7 windchill was perfectly fine, providing all were clothed correctly. A little snow wasn't going to stop today's session! We decided to keep ourselves warm by building a ...