New Year, New Year Group

🌳🌲⛺️🌳IT is only when taking down the dens at my school after-school Forest School Club that I can really SEE the amount of work, thought and creativity (making doors, fences, traps) that went into the building of each den.🌳🌲🌳

🌲🌳⛺️🌲EVERY piece of rope and EVERY tarp was used in what was initially an adult initiated challenge – to chose the materials and work together to make a water tight den – BUT then turned into being child/ learner led with very little input from the supporting adults.🌳🌲🌲

🌲🌳🌲LOVED it! The role of the practitioner is to observe: to be there to provide support IF needed, no matter how tempting it is to step in and input your own ideas. THIS leads to providing the group with control over what they are doing, even if there is an end goal (to make the den), the PROCESS is itself the experience. 🌳🌲🌳💚 ⛺️

⛺️photo taken the next day before school open⛺️