A Forest School For Girls aged 6- 11
We hope to start running forest school sessions in July 2020. We will be closely following The Forrest School Association and government Covid-19 guidelines to ensure you and your children's safety. Here are some provisional dates for your diary:
Tide Forest School Saturdays
10.30am - 3.30pm
July 25th, Aug 29th, Sep 19th & 17th October.
Tide Forest School Holiday Wednesdays
10.30am - 3.30pm
29th July, 5th ,12th, 19th & 26th August
Individual sessions are £32.50 or £120 for a block of 4. We are currently taking email reservations and will take payment as soon as we know we can defiantly run. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
All existing bookings for cancelled spring sessions are redeemable towards upcoming summer sessions. Tide will be returning with even more passion and energy as soon as we can.
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TIDE Forest School
TIDE will be reopening in line with guidance from regional and local government along with advice from the Forest School Association. Your family's safety is of utmost importance and we are working hard to develop a new safe working practice and write risk benefit assessments for this time of Covid-19.
Forest schools will be able to re-open in phase 3 of the UK Government's Covid-19 plan which Cornwall County Council is hoping to roll out on the 4th July.
The government has acknowledged that ‘the risk of transmission outdoors is significantly lower (than indoors)‘. They suggest that people ‘move activity outdoors if you can‘ with The Duke of Edinburgh asking educators to ‘consider which lessons or classroom activities could take place outdoors‘.
We feel we are in a very good position to meet these new needs and have the intention to bring the best of practices to our sessions for our girls'. We are looking at how to run with smaller group sizes, staggering drop off and pick up times and how to implement increased hand washing and hygiene measures in a fun and dynamic way. We will be sharing our Covid risk assessments and protocols in future newsletters to help you to make an informed choice about sending your daugter to our TIDE Forest School sessions. In the meantime please get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions.
TIDE Forest School
Time to make fire, climb trees, make, explore, forage & eat lunch together. Four spring Saturdays that form part of a year long program of forest school for girls. These days will take place in beautiful woods near the tidal estuary where we can explore, make camp and craft.
The sessions are run by experienced forest school leader’s Naomi Hannam from Creative Roots and Victoria Dufour-cox from Nature and Me (www.natureandme.co.uk).
Tide is a space for girls to connect to nature, community, to be curious, play, learn and to take risks in a safe and supportive environment.
Through fun, practical and creative activities it is our aim to build self-esteem, independence, emotional resilience, co-operation, autonomy, motivation and a sense of connection and belonging in nature. Tide sessions will be a space for girls to find their voice in a a non-judgmental, non-directive and inclusive space which is youth led, holistic and experiential.
Meet The Team
Naomi is a creative facilitator, artist, forest school practitioner, fire maker, coach and planter of seeds. She has worked in a diverse range of educational settings: from the classroom to leading groups up mountains. From an early age her passion and love of the outdoors found her sleeping under the stars, singing around fires, adventuring with little in her pack and making from only what was in the natural world. It is this creativity, simplicity, awe and wonder that Naomi strives to share and use to empower, connect and build resilience in young people.
Nature and Me
Victoria Dufour-Cox is a Forest School leader, Menstrual Cycle Awareness educator and paediatric first aider - who has trained with Alexandra Pope via the Women's Quest apprenticeship in 2017 and is a Journey Of Young Women certified Girls program facilitator. Victoria is passionate about girls receiving support and knowledge allowing them an educated choice and an empowered start on their journey to adulthood. With this work, Victoria is stepping up as a mentor for her community.