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Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Hooray it's December 1, time to get our Christmas on in the woods.

We love making the most of natural resources to bring festive cheer to your homes. A favourite Forest School thing to make is a wood cookie, which can be embellished in all manner of ways to add seasonal joy to your tree, mantlepiece, or wherever you fancy.

How will you decorate yours?

#greenChristmas #forestschool #decorations #naturalresources

To find sessions you can join in with, please visit: https://www.stomping-grounds.org/book/
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
‘When I’m at forest school I can learn in a different way. I’m not stuck at a desk all day. I can make new friends and I can be myself’

11 year old AuDHDer learning to unmask and self advocate

#therapeuticforest #Autism #ADHD #Authenticself #advocacy
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
A Christmas wreath, a goodbye journal, a hammock cocoon, and a Christmas song.

Todays Wellness Wednesday was an emotional goodbye to Stomping Grounds’ first ever 1-1 young person. Starting on this journey of therapeutic discovery during lockdown has been life changing for all of us, a family navigating education, our practitioners and our organisation finding our passion and drive.

The term ‘transformational’ has been used a few times this week to describe our provision. Each and every young person who’s been on a journey with us at Wellness Wednesdays has shown personal growth, developed conflict resolution, practised self advocacy, made new and often unlikely friends and found their happiness and belonging in the woods.

Saying goodbye is never easy but we have many happy memories and wish our friends well on their new adventure. We will continue on our journey without you, but think of you often.

Community. Friendship. Learning. Finding our place in this complicated world. Working through trauma, building trust, always remember Forest School folk that we’ve got your back.

We’re looking forward to extending this offer to a Friday in January. More info here:

https://bookwhen.com/stompinggrounds/e/ev-szxg-20230113093000

#TherapeuticForest #NorthEast #MentalHealth #TraumaInformed #HomeEd #Forestschool
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
At Prudhoe West recently we've had to work with the elements - it always seems to rain on a Thursday afternoon. Our merry band of forest schoolers are not put off by the inclement weather, it just adds to the experience. They love to work with the weather, embracing mud painting and mining with torches!

#forestschool #allweathers #rainydays #afterschoolclub

Is this something your school would be interested in? We offer bespoke packages for each school setting. Please see our website to get in touch: https://www.stomping-grounds.org/get-in-touch/
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Wonderful news! We're expanding our Home Ed and mid week offer to a Friday!

Starting in January - 9.30-2.30 at Dukes Hagg near Prudhoe, this is aimed at young people aged 10-16 who are Home Educated, Flexi Schooled, in school but would benefit from wellbeing support or unable to access mainstream education.

PM for more info or email sophiew@stomping-grounds.org

#HomeEd #TherapeuticForest #Youth #ForestSchool
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
We kept our hands busy at Benwell Families last week, helping each other out, crafting some Gods Eye's and trying to keep warm in the elements. We also kept (slightly) warmer with games, hot chocolate and a story about kindness was read. The group love their time at forest school in the park each week, sometimes when the weather is bracing though it can also encourage discussions about how fortunate we are to go home to a warm house afterwards.

#familytime #forestschool #keepwarm #allweathers

Does this sound like the kind of session your child would enjoy? We offer under 5s forest school on Tuesdays in Prudhoe, Wednesdays in Newcastle, and Thursdays in Haltwhistle. For more information and to book please visit: https://www.stomping-grounds.org/book/