Fish in a Tree home ed. programmes offer children between the ages of 6 and 11, an opportunity to take part in a programme of exciting experiences in the woods.
All the sessions are imagination based, with activities often being derived from a theme. Themes include dragons, aliens, woodland folk and magic! Although sessions are themed and planned, children always get plenty of opportunity to contribute their ideas, and planning allows for sessions to be child led. The children are supported on their own individual learning journey and exciting voyage of discovery.
Activities are always designed to have a purpose, and to be engaging, motivating and achievable, with natural resources from the woodland being used for related practical activities.
During the sessions, the children have the opportunity to develop their confidence, concentration, problem solving skills, literacy skills and team skills.
The next programme will start on Thursday 6th September.
It takes place between 10am and 12pm in the beautiful, gated Forest Schools woodland at Elvaston Castle, for a period of 6 weeks. We sometimes run an extra one if the term is longer but that doesn’t need to be paid as part of the block.
The cost of the programme is £63 per child (the equivalent of £10.50 per 2 hour session).
We are currently also running a Wild Writing group, beginning on 11th January for 6 weeks. (FULL)
Please email/message me through facebook (icon below) for more information or a booking form.
The site and all activities are risk assessed before each session. Holly is a qualified teacher and AST with over 15 years experience of working with children. She is CRB checked and holds a L3 Forest Schools Leader qualification, and current Outdoor First Aid certificate.