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First Friday Forest School

Fri 12 Jan
9:30am - 12:00pm

First Friday forest school is a chance to learn and grow outdoors. It’s a monthly forest school programme for home educated children of school age (born before 1 Sept 2013) taking place in the woods on the beautiful St Ives estate nearly Bingley on the first Friday of the month (with occasional exceptions due to holiday). The next session will be:

Friday 12th January 2018 – this is NOT the first Friday due to clash with school holidays

Qualified forest school practitioners lead fun and engaging sessions which focus on developing practical and social skills through outdoor activities for example crafts, games, woodland skills and environmental awareness.

The forest school is aimed at children aged 5-11. Parents are welcome to drop their children off or to stay nearby in the woods with younger siblings. The leaders take the school age children to take part in activities nearby and we all come back together to discuss the session over a hot drink at the end.

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  • This programme will be in St Ives at the new site we have been using since September 2017, near the Keighley Road entrance so the estate. This is due to continuing tree felling in Betty’s Wood.
  • If your child needs additional support please contact us prior to booking. We aim to be inclusive and will endeavour to get additional staff or volunteers to support so we have appropriate ratios, but we need to know in advance so please ring to discuss your child’s needs with us before booking.
  • The number of tickets available in the quantity box is the number of tickets left. If you are unable to buy the number you need it is because we have sold out. Please contact Lauren Emsley via email, or phone 07540 857865, to be added to a waiting list. We will contact you if a place becomes available.