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Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
At Under 5s today we started with a story, The Treasure Hunt from the Percy the Park Keeper Series. The animals in the story made a new friend, a calf called Lucy, so as craft some people made a forest friend to take home with them.

We also spent lots of time splashing in the stream and playing in the mud kitchen. It was fun to mix up a muddy soup and then splatter the paper with it.

We also climbed, swang, and rested in the hammock.

Around the fire we had bananas with chocolate melted into them and we had to teach Mel some songs because she didn't know any. She does now, and her favourite one was the tractor one, especially when it went really fast.
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Sunday’s are for family and cabin building
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Our provision for November is up for booking on the website, including
*Holiday club Fri 30th oct
*Under 5s Mondays and Thursdays
*Wild Wednesday Alternative Ed days
*Saturday clubs morning and afternoon sessions
*Play after dark family fun for 6-14 year olds and their families
Stomping-grounds.org/book
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Managed a few snaps before the lights went out on Wednesday for our youth club for 14-19 year olds. One minute it was light, then suddenly it wasn’t! Exciting, as the group started telling ghost stories and then we had a game of dark hide and seek which was pretty impossible because have you ever tried to ‘seek’ when you can’t see 2 feet in front of you? 😆
We were pleased to welcome 3 new young people, who had their own plans to build a slack line.
There are 4 spaces left in this group. You don’t have to be from prudhoe to attend, but you do need to be 14-19 years old. Even if you’re not sure, we recommend giving it a go because we’re pretty fun to hang out with and love it when you have your own ideas and projects. Even if you just want to sit around the fire eating pasta and summoning the blood gods for 2 hours, we’re cool with that too 😬 😂
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
The stream has been a wonderful resource the past few weeks, the excessive rain has left it ‘roaring’ (in a small way!) and has inspired all sorts of bridge and damn building, taps and water chutes. This evenings’ Youth Club saw some tool work too as the group added to our ‘log cabin’. With thanks to Karbon Homes for their financial support, we have a committed group of local 8-13 year olds who are learning and thriving in the woods 🌳
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Stomping Grounds Forest School
Mel has this message for parents of Prudhoe West Forest School 🎉 🔥

Our key stage 1 sessions are full through to Xmas but we have a few spaces on our KS2 group on Tuesdays

Today was a busy session! We gathered together and had a snack (oranges this week) and then talked about the rules for the fire, and the activities we could choose this week.

Mel lit the fire with two helpers, one decided to go and play so another swapped in. They learnt to use a flint and steel and were proud to set fire to cotton wool.

We also played with mud, making mud pies and mud gardens, as well as chocolate brownie soup! When we hung some paper up we had great fun flinging mud at it and splattering it with mud with a variety of natural resources.

The hammock was up as well for swinging, and some of us ran around making up games.

We all toasted our own marshmallows and sandwiched them in chocolate digestives to make smores - yummy!