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ABOUT

The Enchanted Woods C.I.C. provides Forest School sessions, consultancy, events and programmes for children aged 1-16 years  within a woodland or outdoor setting at primary schools, nurseries, secondary schools, public or private events in Norwich and Norfolk.  Children are given the opportunity to learn, explore and grow as individuals with self-motivation for learning in a creative and inspiring way that encourages them to gain confidence within themselves. Forest School is a child-led philosophy of education that encourages people to gain self-esteem and confidence through a variety of activities and learning within a natural outdoor environment. The Enchanted Woods aim is to provide more opportunities for children to connect  with nature through Forest School sessions which enable them to explore, learn, create and thrive as individuals. Forest School activities, skills and learning include: ​

  • building dens

  • doing yoga

  • carving wooden objects

  • making dreamcatchers and other willow sculptures

  • understanding medicinal properties of herbs

  • writing & listening to enchanting stories

  • identifying wildlife, trees & plants

  • making & playing musical instruments

  • celebrating the seasons & festivals

  • climbing trees 

  • understanding history and folklore of the woods

  • recognising mathematical structures within nature

  • creating eco-art projects

  • foraging for food and cooking

  • making clay sculptures

  • building fires & sharing with friends

  • developing awareness & mindfulness

  • understanding more about the eco-system and our connection to nature

  • developing confidence and self-esteem

  • enhancing physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual well being

  • feeling more positive and relaxed 

  • having lots of fun in the woods

TEAM

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Amber Hale

Level 3 Forest School Leader

English & Dance Teacher, Yoga Instructor. DBS checked, Forest School Insurance.

I'm a qualified and experienced Forest School Leader. I believe in the connection between nature and humans which gives us the ability to grow and thrive and to develop respect and awareness for natural environment in which we live. I am passionate about providing opportunities for people to learn from nature and explore the outdoors in order to gain self-esteem and confidence within themselves as well as protecting and restoring the natural environment. I love spending time outdoors exploring with my children and going for long walks.

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Josie Wilson

Forest School Assistant & Volunteer. Child Minder. DBS checked.

 

I am a mum to two happy girls who are now five. We love being outdoors as it definitely makes us feel so much better not always realising that is what we needed. I am a single parent with childcare background and even with 20+ years experience I still find myself not always sure how to do the best things for my children, I am always learning. But being outside makes us feel better about life, and the bigger things we might be worried about. Before children I used to do rock climbing, Pilates, long walks, and reading. I really would like to get back into some of these, l still love to curl up with a good book, and imagine and feel what it is I’m reading.

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