After running forest schools for nearly 10 years, we find ourselves answering some questions many times, so in our new series of blogs we plan to answer some of the most frequently asked questions and shed some light on the questions that never go away, starting with the weather.
So what DO we do when it rains at forest school? This is a question we often get asked and running projects in Yorkshire, its unavoidable that it will happen. Our projects are all outdoors taking place in public woodlands with no indoor venue to escape to. So the simple answer is that everyone gets a bit wet and muddy. For most people, this is fine – it can be great in fact, but for some this is a bit of a surprise! If school instigates indoor playtime if its raining or parents insist that you’ll catch a cold if you get wet, children can start to believe that there is something inherently wrong with rain. (more…)