From Phil at today’s holiday club....thanks all and we’ll see you over Easter! Energetic play swamp and the big soil-filled tree root were a big focus of today for most of the group, but there was also time for some whittling, using the saws, helping to set the fire away and finding mini-beasts for the other children. One child even helped make the lunchtime dhal, cutting the vegetables, for the first time, and she ate more than everyone else too! Many of the children tried something new, and others developed a wee bit more awareness of the needs of others, and for one child it was about confidence building with the leaders (making fire) until he felt ready to engage with the bigger group.
1 day 15 hours ago
No doubts that this will be awesome
1 day 17 hours ago
We still have space on this club which starts next week, Wednesdays after school, heavily subsidised and half price tickets still available, please choose the ticket that beat suits your needs Stomping-grounds.org/book
1 day 21 hours ago
A great day at Dukes Hagg for half term club today. The rain held off long enough for us. New friendships were formed, old friendships were rekindled. We baked bread and soup around the fire, discovered and excavated a wonky mammoth and played in the stream. We still have spaces left for our session tomorrow. Book via stompinggrounds.bookwhen.com
3 days 17 hours ago
Saturday club adventuring, freedom, popcorn and leave no trace fires. Lasting childhood memories. Be Wild, Belong Together, epitomised!
3 days 19 hours ago
Saturday club making friendships, adventuring, snacking on popcorn and have the best time ever. Childhood as nature intended. 3 spaces on our March term Stomping-grounds.org/book
3 days 22 hours ago
Thank you to everyone who came to join us for Family Fun yesterday. Hopefully the birds in your gardens are enjoying their handmade snacks today! Lots of new faces spending time down in the stream, hanging on the rope ladder, swinging in the hammocks, drinking hot chocolate and munching warm popcorn. Family Fun runs once a month - hope to see you all again on March 14th.
6 days 18 hours ago
Celebrate love by protecting your planet. Fridays for Future climate strikes tomorrow 14th feb Newcastle Gateshead and Hexham meets. Thanks to friends of the earth for the graphic.
6 days 19 hours ago
Our Prudhoe West group marvelled at the wonder of a huge tree that fell during the recent storms. We assess our sites post storm to ensure the area is safe for us to take our groups. Seeing such a large tree felled by wind power was quite awe inspiring
1 week 3 hours ago
We are looking to recruit 3 new non executive directors to Stomping Grounds CIC Stomping Grounds Forest School is a small but growing Community Interest Company based in the North East of England with ambitious plans for future expansion of its services. To help us grow we need experienced members of the public to join our Board and take the governance to the next level. We are particularly keen to recruit members of the local communities within which we operate: South Northumberland, West Gateshead and Newcastle. We are looking for people with, but not limited to, the following experience. If you think you have something to offer that isn’t listed here we would still look forward to hearing from you: Experience of working in the charitable sector at board or SMT level Expertise in Finance, Fundraising, HR, Marketing or PR Experience of working in the legal profession Experience of working with disadvantaged communities Board meetings take place quarterly on a Thursday 7-9. In addition to quarterly meetings, we would expect members to volunteer ½ day per quarter of time and expertise to support the Executive Director to continue to grow and monitor the social impact and the trading income of the Company. To express an interest or to find out more, please contact email@example.com to arrange an informal chat. You can find out more about our aims and vision here: www.stomping-grounds.org