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Stomping Grounds Forest School

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Bringing Forest School to you. We work with schools & community groups to develop confidence, creativity and communication through woodland adventure

Stomping Grounds Forest School

Stomping Grounds Forest School

1 day 16 hours ago

Our holiday club is back this half term, at Dukes Hagg in Prudhoe! Drop your children off at our beautiful Ancient Woodland for a couple of days of screen free wild play, as nature intended. Suitable for primary aged children. Maximum 12 children, 2 expert practitioners, fire, foraging, cooking, whittling, playing, splashing, exploring, building.....adventure! stomping-grounds.org/book

Stomping Grounds Forest School

Stomping Grounds Forest School

1 day 17 hours ago

We are so excited to be working with North East Wilds on our Forest Lunch Club project creating a safe and inspiring space for the women of Chopwell to meet, talk, cook, create and connect. Here's an excellent opportunity to get involved, as we're looking for a local photographer to document some of the fun we have planned.

Stomping Grounds Forest School

Stomping Grounds Forest School

2 days 10 hours ago

Join us at Family Fun on Saturday where we'll enjoy the bounties of the recent windy weather - its a cone bonanza! We'll be hearing about The Squirrels Who Squabbled and then getting crafty to make our own fir cone squirrels. The stream is waiting for small hands and feet, hammocks are ready for swinging, a fire will cook a tasty snack to share and we'll sing songs together. What better way to spend a Saturday morning? Stomping-grounds.org/book

Stomping Grounds Forest School

Stomping Grounds Forest School

3 days 19 hours ago

Looking for support with our volunteer programme. Does anyone know of any pots of money to support dbs, travel expenses, training, plus chainsaw training and PPE. We have a growing team of sessions support and woodland management volunteers that we’d like to do right by :)

Stomping Grounds Forest School

Stomping Grounds Forest School

5 days 9 hours ago

Starting tomorrow

Stomping Grounds Forest School

Stomping Grounds Forest School

6 days 21 hours ago

*TODAYS SATURDAY CLUB CANCELLED* Whilst we were excited to start Saturday club this morning, due to predicted wind gusts of 60mph we are postponing start date to next week. It’s a shame but we have to prioritise safety. We’ll be in touch with an additional date to make up for it :)

Stomping Grounds Forest School

Stomping Grounds Forest School

1 week 19 hours ago

....the muck and mud matters, for mucking around in the fallow soil creates the potential for creativity, ideas or rebellion. Wonder is what happens in the gaps..... Jay Griffiths, Kith

Stomping Grounds Forest School

Starting on Monday. We've lost a few of our regulars to pre school 😭 so are looking for new recruits! stomping-grounds.org/book

Stomping Grounds Forest School

Stomping Grounds Forest School

1 week 2 days ago

Unrelated to forest school, but had to share cos my boy is featured! 💓

Stomping Grounds Forest School

Stomping Grounds Forest School

1 week 2 days ago

I returned to Mount field today after an extended 18 month maternity break, with thank to Pickle or holding fort whilst I was away. There was no ‘back to work nerves’. When at one point I had a mild panic my planning wasn’t up to scratch I remembered how amazing the children were and that my role is as mere facilitator and safety supervisor.....the kids own it! It was amazing to be back and to watch them use the space in so many different and relevant ways. A group of boys lifted a pile of wood from one end to the other. Purposeful? Yes. The purpose was the lifting. Collaborative. Yes. Good for physical development yes. And with heavy work being the first intervention from most occupational therapists, excellent for sensory regulation. An hour well spent. Another risk taker who experiences mishap after mishap yet continues to approach every task with both feet first, suddenly experienced fear half way up a tree. Paralysed with fear, stuck. He found his way down with support. A bit of a light bulb moment for a 7 year old who’s teachers suggest his approach to risk is not always well thought through. There was lots of tree ID, sensory exploration of sticks and leaves, sage tea cooked on the campfire, collecting and transporting, the inevitable den wars, a pulley system, compass skills, map making, treasure burying and so much more. And the low sun was stunning! Who doesn’t love a long shadow? #allinadayswork