Under the Canopy Forest School

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Under the Canopy Forest School aims to provide an inspiring process for learners of all ages. Forest School takes place outdoors, in a woodland environment near Gerrards Cross, which encompasses a woodland, a dell and a meadow with a wide array of wildlife, flora and fauna. Forest School is a long-term learning process which should comprise of at least six consecutive sessions. It utilises hands-on opportunities outside the structure of an indoor classroom, to develop independence, self-esteem and emotional resilience, among other skills. The learner is the centre of the process whereby they develop curiosity in the outside world through controlled risks.

Outdoor learning activities linked to the Forest School approach include

Build a fire
Cook on a fire
Construct dens and shelters
Identify and learn about animals, plants and trees
Use natural materials for mark making
Hunt for minibeasts
Create a bug hotel, hedgehog shelter, nature art
Grow and maintain plants
Climb trees

Where/When

Under the Forest School provides both mid week stay and play sessions and weekend family sessions. See the timetable below for more information.

The sessions are held in Gerrards Cross which is about a 20 mins drive from from Marlow

Dukes Valley, Windsor Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 8SR

 

Contact / More Information

P: 07971 406 671
E: info@underthecanopy.org.uk
W: www.underthecanopy.org.uk

 

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We snuggled up around the fire this morning for mince pies, banana bread, pigs in blankets, toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate (with mini marshmallows). Those warming flames and a full tummy left everyone with a cosy feeling, despite the cold, rainy weather. 😴 We even had a sing-song! #ElectionDay 2019 #forestschool #mincepies #jinglebells @ Under the Canopy Forest School ... See MoreSee Less

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All ready for our Election Day Stay & Play! Still time to book if you want to join us #jinglebells #electionday2019 #forestschool ... See MoreSee Less

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Last Home Ed. Forest School of the year. What a positive change we have seen in these children! They have become more independent and resilient. Their listening skills and team work has come on leaps and bounds. This is what Forest School is all about. They are difficult parameters to measure but easy to observe. We look forward to welcoming back old and new faces in 2020! 🌳🌳 #forestschoolskills #growthmindset #underthecanopy #forestschool #homeed @ Under the Canopy Forest School ... See MoreSee Less

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My not particularly helpful helpers at Gerrards Cross Christmas Shopping Event this evening. Trying to hand out flyers for the Family Christmas Event on Sunday and the Election Day Stay & Play on the 12th. They hand their hands full of donuts, candy floss and hot chocolate 😬😬 #santashelper not ... See MoreSee Less

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What a glorious frosty morning - how can you not want to be outside? The fire is blazing and the hot chocolate is steaming....time to breathe in the cool, crisp air and enjoy....☕️🔥 #frostymorning #fireblazing #hotchocolate #stayandplay #toddlers #gerrardscrossmums ... See MoreSee Less

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Father Stickmas! #stickmantrail #stuckman #stickman #forestschool #stayandplay #naturechristmas @ Under the Canopy Forest School ... See MoreSee Less

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Lucked out with the weather again! #naturespies #agenttraining #trail #missionimpossible #birthdayparty @ Under the Canopy Forest School ... See MoreSee Less

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Election Day Stay & Play 12th December 10-11:30pm Is your child’s Nursery closed on 12th December because it is a Polling Station on that day? Why not bring your child along to our Special Election Day Stay & Play? All the usual outdoor fun with a Festive feel. We’ll go on a hunt to find Santa’s Little Woodland Helpers and make some special Natural Festive crafts to take home. It also wouldn’t be Stay & Play without a campfire, with warming hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows! Hot drinks are offered to parents and carers. Book soon – there are only a limited number of places and lots of children without a Nursery to go to on that day. #underthecanopy #forestschool #stayandplay #electionday2019 #gerrardscrossmums ... See MoreSee Less

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Come and follow the Festive Woodland Trail to@find Santa’s Grotto. Pretend to be Santa’s Elf and help to make some wrapping paper, a beautiful nature-inspired tree decoration and much more...
Don’t forget to wear your Festive jumper or hat! #festiveforestschool #familyforestschool #getoutside #getfestive #underthecanopy #gerrardscrossmums
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