Reflection

I thought that I would use my final blog post as a reflection of my experience in forest schools. Not only did it get me out of university one day a week it also was a positive experience for so many reasons. Before starting this module I was not an outside kind of person, and…

A mysterious Find in the Woods Tonight

After discovering the badger holes in at Seeley Corpse every week I lived in hope that I would come across a real badger! Every week however no badgers were sighted. On our final trip to the woods I had even greater hope that I would see one as it was going to be night time,…

PhotosynthesWHAT?

Ok, so as I’ve pointed out before I am not a science specialist and therefor my science knowledge is not always my strongest point. I did of course learn about photosynthesis is school, however clearly this was not one of the things I learnt in school that I decided was worth remembering!   As we…

The Defence of a Stinging Nettle

So during our final trip to the woods (AT NIGHT TIME ?!?!), Duncan asked us to put on a glove and pick some nettles so that we could make nettle soup. I feel that I should add at this time that I didn’t realise nettle soup was an actually thing. After all why on earth…

The Six Step Transformation of a Toasted Marshmallow

Its safe to say that we got up to a lot more cooking in the woods than I expecting. From toasties, popcorn and my personal favourite was when we made pizzas. Thank god I took lots of photos of that activity because no one seems to believe me that it actually happened or the fact…

Just a Little Bit of Confusion Over Galls !

So firstly I am not a science specialist, therefor I was expecting to find some of the sessions quite confusing however one of the only times I became slightly puzzled in the woods was when we were making ink from Galls. Sounds quite simple… however what a Gall is was beyond me and how on…

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Ok, so don’t worry I’m not about to write a blog post on the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I am however going to write one about the life cycle of a butterfly.     Sat round that campfire we were each given a part of the “50 things to do before your 11…

The Magic of Popcorn

Once when I was about 5 years old my mum came home with a pop corn maker (odd because she hates the smell of popcorn), when I asked her “What makes the seeds pop?” I was given the answer the fire fairies do it. I remember being so excited and curious about this magical transformation…

Tree Kissing (Taking Tree Hugging to the Next Level)

So after being in the cold, windy, rainy woods for about half an hour and then being presented with a blind fold it was safe to say we were not all so sure about the next activity. Not that I didn’t trust Catherine to lead me round Seeley Corpse with out making me fall down…

Wait… We’re Going to the Woods ?!

Ok so on Sunday evening, after a very busy half term, I was just about to look at my timetable and get all my stuff ready for the morning when I heard my phone go off. When I looked at it I received what I thought at the time was an extremely odd text from…