We did a round of introductions, with a variety of freelance fores t school leaders, trainees and teachers who use forest school during term time. A quick cuppa and we headed off for a walk around the woods.
Guided tour of the wood. Thank you Andrew, for taking photos.
Rooks nests high up in the trees.
We discussed involving the children in a bird survey and this was approved off by a buzzard who popped in to harass some pigeons.
I also recorded some bird song, but have struggled to identify the bird from online sources, I may need to call on some outside help! This is also an area for me to develop personally as my bird id is not great.
From this meeting, I learnt that I'm extremely lucky to have this woodland to use. We spoke of the challenges of finding a suitable environment and how this impacts on the children's development and the frustration of not being able to have the full forest school experience. But all agreed, outside was still the best. And it's all good.
Sun setting later each day and bringing a spiritual warmth and connection to our woodland.