Welcome to huathe!
Welcome to our website. We are excited that we will be able to do some Forest School training this year and looking forward to be in Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Wolverhampton and back in Ireland after missing all of 2020 there! We also hope to be back to running camps and nature days. We counts ourselves lucky to have been involved in some of the most heartful work we have ever done in 2020. Our Forest School training in Co. Armagh as part of the Northern Ireland Peace Process was very special to us and showed us the beauty of Loch Neagh. We were also lucky to be part of the Hurst Farm regeneration scheme and to train wonderful members of their community. We delivered our first Rutland training - another to follow in June this year and our work with Cambridgeshire County Council has strengthened with 3 courses planned for this year.
The restrictions have led us to revisit the shape of our training. We are proud that our Forest School training is all outdoors and face to face giving you the richest training experience we can to set you up for your own Forest School work. We are now able to support and reinforce this outdoor delivery with talks that our students can visit in their self-led study time. Have a look here to find out about our Forest School training.
If you are new to Forest School, the Forest School Association have a new booklet out: https://www.forestschoolassociation.org/how-to-set-up-a-forest-school-from-the-roots-up/
If you would like to host a training for us, give Carol or Elizabeth a call.
We are deep in discussion with our colleagues in China to design a suite of courses tailored to the needs of Early Years and Primary teachers there. We can't travel at the moment but we are hopeful of some useful and widespread online work to start everyone off - watch this space for more details! and have a look here for more about this developing set of courses.
Our work on film! In 2017, one of our students put together the video memento below of our Forest School training and this summer the Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music commissioned a set of 4 short films highlighting nature play in and around Woodbridge in Suffolk. You can find them on this page and on our YouTube channel - along with lots of our Quarantine Nature Challenge!