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Forest School Activity Days

During school holiday periods Releasing Potential provide the opportunity for children aged 4 - 11 years to spend a whole day in the forest, and to experience a range of woodland activities with children they may not already know.

The activity days are run by Mikey Pearce and Russell Tapley, who are assisted by colleagues from the Releasing Potential team. All are extremely experienced in working with children in the outdoors. This allows a good ratio of staff to young people, and ensures that everyone has as much help and attention as they need. The range of activities is enormous and children are always inventing new ways of playing in the forest; it is not unusual, therefore, for children to participate in a number of activity days in the same holiday period.

The Forest School Activity Day runs from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Price is £30 per child per day. Children need to bring with them a packed lunch, suitable footwear and protective clothing appropriate to the weather conditions.

For further information please contact karenthakore@releasingpotential.com

Or visit www.releasingpotential.com/forestschool

Summer Holiday Dates:

Week 1: Mon 30th July, Tues 31st July, Weds 1st Aug & Thurs 2nd Aug 

Week 2: Mon 6th Aug, Tues 7th Aug, Weds 8th Aug & Thurs 9th Aug 

Week 3: Mon 13th Aug, Tues 14th Aug, Weds 15th Aug 7th & Thurs 16th Aug 

Week 4: Mon 20th Aug, Tues 21st Aug, Weds 22nd Aug & Thurs 23rd Aug 

Week 5: Tues 28th Aug, Weds 29th Aug & Thurs 30th Aug 

Activities Include:

  • Campfire making and cooking
  • Natural art
  • Shelter and den building
  • Summer craft activities and games
  • No two days are the same

Click here to be directed to the online booking form: https://www.releasingpotential.com/forestschool/holiday-activity-days/

School Programmes

Releasing Potential deliver Forest School for schools and PRUs across West Sussex and Hampshire. They can offer year long courses which enable participants to enjoy the forest and learn about it as the seasons unfold.

With the ability to focus provisions around any particular themes, needs, skills or ideas the school wants the children to work on, Forest School can fit easily in to the current curriculum. This can be delivered as part of the school day or as an after school session. They are able to tailor provision to the age of the groups and have worked successfully with young people of all backgrounds and abilities, from nursery to year 11. Transport can be arranged to and from the Forest School site depending on the size of the group. Hot chocolate is made over an open fire and provided at breaks as part of the Forest School experience.

"It's incredible! Alexander is taking part through his nursery doing amazing things! They gather wood and (independently) light a fire using spark keys, make paint from clay, chalk, acorns and mud. They use saws and hand drills to make necklaces from wood, climb trees and do all sorts of things we wouldn't think possible of 3/4 year olds. They work together and communicate with each other with respect - amazing!"

Forest School Parent (Facebook)

For further information on arranging Forest School for your school or PRU please contact mikey@releasingpotential.com

Find more information about Releasing Potential here www.releasingpotential.com

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