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Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Food! Sharing food is central to a sense of community and togetherness.

At Watling Woods #FunAndFood project funded by Durham County Council, we’ve been working with food waste warriors The Pickle Palace to creatively cook supermarket food waste and share it amongst our friends. Each family also receives a weekly rescued food parcel and recipes for quick and healthy meals to feed the whole family.

Did you know that food tastes better in the woods? And did you know it tastes even better still when you know you’ve saved tonnes of carbon by reducing landfill?!

#WatlingWoods #WasteWarriors #ForestSchool #HAF2022 #CampfireCooking
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Hammocks! A calming gentle rocking or an exhilarating fast swinging. An introspective moment of quiet or a togetherness cocoon. A wonderful resource that children and young people use as they need and when they need it. Supporting children to understand their own needs and how to meet them is what we’re all about

#ForestSchool #SelfAdvocacy #WeAreNorthumberland #HAF2022

Northumberland Communities Together Department for Education
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Over the last years, you have seen us grow and develop; on this fantastic journey together….we even managed to Crowd Fund a piece of woodland!

We LOVE that our woodland is remote enough to feel wild and rural, but with that comes the huge issue of ACCESS.

We want to make Forest School available to ALL and especially those with the least access.

Transport can be a barrier for many communities, so we ask those who believe in our mission to support us in Crowd Funding our own electric, accessible minibus to meet individuals and groups where they are and accompany them on a journey into the woods.

The Electric, Accessible Minibus Crowd Funder has got off to a great start, but we need your help to make the dream a reality!

Please support and share our campaign, which features some pretty awesome perks, sponsorship opportunities and a brilliant video from Sophie:

https://fnd.us/stompinggroundsminibus?ref=sh_7BVa45

Many thanks for your support; every contribution will support our mission of helping children and families from all backgrounds connect with nature.

#crowdfunder #forestschool #accessibility #community
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Tonight's session with Prudhoe Youth Project is being postponed until next Monday as a result of the forecast thunder and lightning this evening. The session has been rearranged for next Mon (19th) at the same time.

Please spread the word if you know anyone who is due to attend!
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
This weekend we had not one but two family fun sessions, starting at Dukes Hagg in Prudhoe and finishing at the Riverside Park in Haltwhistle.

We had some peaceful and tranquil time for reflection, and some busy, exciting exploration and energy. We listened to a Spell from the Lost Spells to inspire our activity, and used our woodpecker beaks to create parachutes from corks and discarded hammocks. We loved throwing them in the air to catch the breeze and swoop to the ground. Our forest candy today was fruit, which we used our fine motor skills to thread onto skewers, before devouring in hungry glee. Our community spirit was cemented by a rousing sing to finish the fun!

#forestschool #familytime #lostspells #summerfun #reuse

For more information about Stomping Grounds, who we are, and what we offer, please visit our website: https://www.stomping-grounds.org/
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
🚨🚨EDIT: SESSION CANCELLED DUE TO THUNDERSTORM WEATHER WARNING. We are rearranging for next Monday.

😁Tomorrow’s drop in session is at Stomping Grounds! 🌳 We’re looking forward to joining our friends at Stomping Grounds Forest School for a chilled out evening in the woods between 4-7pm

🔥 We will make a meal on the campfire and take part in bushcraft activities.

❗️ Please wear appropriate clothing - long sleeves, boots/wellies, waterproof coat

💦 Don’t forget your water bottle

☀️ Please drop off and collect your child from stomping grounds - NE42 5PA

⭐️£1, Aged 8-16, no booking needed, summer camp consent form required and available on the day if not already completed

❤️ 🌎 See you there!