9:30 am - 3:00 pm
It’s time to get kids off the screens and into our forest school holiday program these school holidays! This session will be focused on bush survival and learning how to navigate using the sun, maps, compass and other landmarks.
Our team of highly experienced forest school educators will support your child’s learning so that they become more confident, curious, capable and are taught to learn how to take safe risks in the bush through climbing, building and using real tools. They will also discover and learn about our natural environment and it’s fascinating wildlife.
Each Forest School holiday program is different so no two will be alike. During this session the children will learn how to survive how to stay safe in the bush and navigate using maps and a compass. They will also go on a bush walk learning about the plants and wildlife, learn to track, play games, do plenty of climbing and best of all, make some awesome new friends!
The forest school workshop is led by Adam and Cath.
Adam is an experienced Forest School Leader who has a background in Outdoor Education and a keen interest in bush survival and bushcraft skills.
Cath has more than 40 years’ experience as a special needs educator. She has an extensive background in working to develop physical and outdoor education opportunities and skills for kids.
Our program is based on the leading research from world-renowned and leading Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Angela Hanscom, author of Balanced and Barefoot to give your child optimum opportunity to build their gross motor and physical skills through climbing, balancing, walking and fine motor skills during our craft activities. Research clearly shows that the more time your child spends in nature, the better they are prepared for learning and life skills, both physically and emotionally. As Angela illustrates, “too many of today’s children miss out on the full sensory richness offered beyond the walls of the classroom or home.”
Forest school Melbourne is an all-weather outdoor program so you need to make sure you bring appropriate weather protection and clothing. Children must have closed footwear when walking in the bush, sun hats, sunscreen, wet weather gear, plenty of snacks and water and a change of clothes. Our program will only be cancelled in the event of an extreme weather warning; fire, storm, high temperatures and strong wind.
Ages: 6-12 years
*This is a drop off session only. (Please contact us beforehand if your child has any additional needs)