Every Friday @ Salcey Forest come and join our parent toddler group.
Sessions are based around play, stories, crafts, mud, singing and more! Take a short walk, swing in hammocks, enjoy natural crafts, games, free-range play and even campfire cooking.
Sessions are led by experienced forest school leaders and will go ahead in all weathers – if necessary we have group shelters with activities that we can do underneath them. We aim to provide time and space for both you and your children to interact with the natural world and enjoy the slow and steady pace of the world around us. The group is child-led, although ideas and activities are provided.
See Events – www.fireandair.org/whats-on
Fire and Air believes that every person needs to connect with the natural environment. That the world around us can help us understand and develop our knowledge and relationships. We use a Forest school approach to encourage this connection and develop mindfulness practice.
10am – noon
£5 to £7.50 per child. Booking Essential.
Book at www.bookwhen.com/fireandair
“Hello I am Joanna Shelton BSc, MSc,MEd, PGCE, Cert Ed.
Fire and Air is something I have been thinking about for a long time, so I am really excited to be getting started.
I studied Psychology at university and found the idea of adult learning and child development and well being fascinating. I went on to do a PGCE, but felt I wanted to teach outside the classroom where children could develop holistically, I trained as a Forest school leader in 2005 and as a Forest School Trainer in 2009. I also have Masters in both Conservation and Education and a Cert Ed for Higher Education.
I am currently studying to be a mindfulness based practitioner and I am very keen to apply the theories of Forest Schools to adults and well being.
I have worked in education and community engagement for the past 15 years, including as the education and research officer in a zoo, running a project in heritage and environmental education with Groundwork, I oversaw the youth wing of The Wildlife Trusts, I have lectured in animal biology and conservation and I have worked as a museum education officer.
For 10 years I managed the education and community department of a conservation charity, where I worked with ages 3 to 93, including schools, MIND, MENCAP, and many other groups and individuals.
I have worked and volunteered in both environmental and heritage education and have volunteered with The Wildlife Trusts, the RSPB and Oxfam.
I have a fascination for Eco-psychology, learning and how we relate to the environment around us. I think a sense of place is fundamental to our well being.”
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung
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