We want to live in a beautiful, resilient world and we know our Childrens relationship with nature is core to this. We run a range of inspirational woodland based activities for all ages..
The essence of Permaculture is connecting to and working with the patterns and rhythms of nature. We’re passionate about providing time and space for young people and families to be in nature, so that they can feel that connection for themselves. We also believe that learning and applying the principles of Permaculture has the potential to improve all of our lives, and contribute to a more beautiful world.
Our Forest School and Educational activities for families and young people operate on a not-for-profit basis, with all proceeds after costs going back into developing future programs. We believe that people are entitled to a childhood in nature, and we want to help make that or happen in our local community and beyond.
Our current offer includes:
Term time after-school clubs, running March – November, for age 6-11
Regular Forest School playdays and eductional events throughout school holidays
Youth programs during school holidays for age 12+
CPD and Forest School taster days for primary schools and outdoor educators
Tailored mentoring programs working with local secondary-age school pupils
Plans for 2024 and beyond include:
Attaining registered childcare status with CIW, to enable us to offer longer holiday play sessions
Offering accredited training in Outdoor Learning and Forest School programs
Developing our provision for families with additional needs, including therapeutic sessions
Refining Henbant’s educational offer to provide an all-ages program of study, starting with the Children in Permaculture program
Events for young people and families can be booked through Eventbrite
If you are a school or local organisation wishing to develop your outdoor program, or a local person wanting to volunteer or work with us, get in touch with Natalie via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gwynedd schools can fill in the survey here to share their ideas with us:
What is Forest School?
Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.
Forest School Association