Forest school at Glottenham

A 2 day course in the woods

Your mentors

Emma Salmon

East Sussex Council HAF team

Location address: Robertsbridge, TN32 5EB
Chosen age group:

For ages: 11 - 16 years years

Available tickets:
HAF ticket Free
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
Funded by East Sussex County Council
Universal holiday club
A summary
We have been running Forest School at Glottenham for nearly 12 years, working with local schools, Home education and Scout groups and more recently with ESCC This is our forth year of HAF provision Amongst our team we have 2 qualified level 3 forest school practitioners, a Medical herbalist, a Dr of archaeology, artists, craftspeople, science under graduates, and between us many years of environmental, conservation and outdoor learning experience. We have seen first hand how engagement with nature has a huge beneficial effect on people both young and old, and really enjoy how tech and social media quickly get forgotten as they get engrossed in what they are doing. This Easter we are offering one two day course for children aged 11-16, with 12 places available. ***This activity has been funded through the Department for Education’s (DfE) Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme and coordinated by East Sussex County Council. Free places are available for young people eligible for benefits-related free school meals. This eligibility criteria has been defined by the DfE. Additionally young people in several other target cohorts can attend funded places, such as those with SEND or Looked After Children (LAC). Please note, eligibility will be confirmed as part of the booking process.***
About your mentors
Emma Salmon
Earth based education and arts
Forest school leader, medical herbalist and multidisciplinary craftswoman. Find me down in the woods playing with Earth, Stone and Fire.
East Sussex Council HAF team
East Sussex Council HAF team
East Sussex Council HAF team
We run a series of two day courses across the year, which will take place outside. Participants will need suitable warm clothing and to be able to attend and book both days for each course they attend. PLEASE BOOK BOTH DAYS OF THE COURSE and please ONLY BOOK FOR ONE BLOCK/WEEK as the course will be repeated on subsequent weeks. Also note the age range of 11-16 years old, KS3 and KS4 only Our forest school specialises in helping build confidence in children who are nervous/ shy and have anxiety problems, and we do a lot of work with children with an ASD diagnosis. Because of the location and nature of activities /tools we do not work with children with behavioural or complex needs, although we are happy to discuss separate provision that may be more suitable. If you have questions about your child's suitability please get in touch.
Learning aims
Aim 1
to discover nature
Aim 3
to make items to take home
Aim 5
to learn through play and discovery
Aim 7
to build confidence and resilience
Aim 2
to work individually and as part of a team
Aim 4
to learn new skills
Aim 6
to cook nutritious food over the fire
Pricing information
Ticket nameHAF ticket
Where we'll be
Bishop's Lane, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5EB
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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Cancellation Policy
Free bookings do not require refunds but as places are limited, please cancel if you cannot attend so that your place can be offered to someone else.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.