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A quick heads-up for parents, teachers, volunteers and Bristol Forest School visitors – we now have a Facebook reviews section! Let us know what you thought of your session/s with us, and tell us your favourite forest school activity…

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“Using real tools is still relatively uncommon in nurseries, yet more settings are using real objects, rather than smooth-edged, plastic simulations. However, plastic tools can often leave little room for children to do anything substantial, meaningful, or realistic with and can diminish the opportunity to build new skills in relation to problem solving, critical thinking and responsibility.

Real tools are far more interesting to young children, offering them a sense of accomplishment and enthusiasm for constructing, building, engineering, and creating. The use of real tools in an early years setting promotes children’s self-regulation and self-control as the consequences of misusing the tools are also very personal and very real.”

 

Day Nurseries Risky Play

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This February half term BFS is very excited to be running three woodland Adventure Days in the great outdoors for children aged 7-11. Expect wild exploration, nature seeking and traditional woodland skills…

Contact chloe@bristolforestschool.co.uk for bookings and more information

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BFS is beginning a new group: Tiny Trees – a parent and child group for 0-3 years. For more information about sign up, or email sophie@bristolforestschool.co.uk

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We have a new Volunteer – BFS welcomes James to our Friday Pre-School sessions

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We are now taking bookings for Autumn Term Pre-School: feast on apples and blackberries, see the leaves turn to orange and crunch underfoot, and huddle around our cosy campfire.

To sign up send an email saying YES – FOREST SCHOOL SOUNDS SWELL (or words to that effect) to sophie@bristolforestschool.co.uk

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For crunchy leaves, dappled sunshine and glowing campfires, book now for Autumn woodland parties – we’re filling up! contact@bristolforestschool.co.uk

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Sign up for our monthly Saturday Forest School Club for school age children. There will be lots of exploring, playing and learning under the leafy green canopy of our magical woodland. Activities include campfire cooking, woodwork and nature arts and crafts, as well as the opportunity to make some great new friends in the adventures in the woods! For more details or to book email sophie@bristolforestschool.co.uk