TIDE Benow

A Forest School For Girls aged 8- 12


TIDE Benow Community Interest Company (CIC) empowers, supports and connects women and girls in in Cornwall. We offer nature based experiences that build resilience, community and self worth. 

 Holiday sessions

Weekly Summer Holiday Thursdays from 28 July - 1st September


Saturday Sessions

9th July, 13th August, 17th September 

Contact us at tidebenow@gmail.com for more information and to book a place. 

Individual sessions are £35 or we do a block of 4 or more sessions for £32 per session. Block sessions can be paid for in instalments if necessary. All sessions run from 10am-3.30pm

We can offer up to 50% off sessions to families who are struggling to afford sessions. send us an email to find out more about getting financial support with sessions.

If you need financial support to attend sessions please get in touch as we have a small bursary pot.

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TIDE Benow Forest School

Time to make fire, climb trees, make, explore, forage and play. TIDE Benow Saturday sessions creates a nurturing space for girls  between the ages of 8-12. A space to explore the wild and their wild. 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).

We also recommend Woodland Wanderers forest school run by Sally Jones for mixed groups.

Our Ethos

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. We welcome anyone who associates as being female to join are groups.

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.

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Meet The Team

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Naomi Hannam

Creative Roots


Victoria Dufour

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.

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.

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