This week BFS has launched another social media platform via Twitter – follow us at Bristol Forest School @
The Seven Best Signs of Spring – showing themselves now in the BFS woodland… Snowdrops, Daffodils, Crocuses, Buds, Celandine, Nettles and Primroses!
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…
“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.”
“Through this one child-led play experience, they practiced problem solving, fine motor skills, balance, quick reflexes, empathy, teamwork, endurance, and touch processing skills.”
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 email@example.com for bookings and more information
Welcome to the woods, Rahima!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a new Volunteer – BFS welcomes James to our Friday Pre-School sessions
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 email@example.com