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…