Welcome to huathe!
What a year 2020 has been! huathe counts itself lucky to have been involved in some of the most heartful work we have ever done. 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 2021 and our work with Cambridgeshire County Council has strengthened with 2 courses this year and the plans for an exciting 2021 project...
The restrictions have led us to revisit the shape of our training and we are now able to support and reinforce our outdoor face-to-face 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/
2021 is already firming up: if you would like to train as a Forest School leader with us, you can do so in Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Co. Galway or Co. Kerry. The details of all these courses are here.
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!