Well, it’s been a great year. Since we started in September, Strong Roots has grown from strength to strength but, now it’s time for a bit of a holiday. We’re off to France for a few days so there will be no contact on here from Tuesday 30th – Saturday 10th Aug.
The Tiny Acorns scheme has developed a great following and is building a strong community of like minded parents, who just want to get their little ones out and exploring the wealth of incredible natural space around them.
On top of this, we have run holiday schemes and individual workshops, where each and every person involved went home happy, relaxed, (comfortably exhausted) and having learnt something new.
Even more still, we have been booked for several birthday parties. These have been incredible opportunities to give a quick, condensed forest school experience.
But, as I’ve said before, Forest Schools isn’t just for the kids. In this past year we have also worked with adults, offering workshops and schemes to those recovering from addiction or dealing with mental health challenges. (For privacy reasons I can’t post pictures from these)
Still to come this year
There are two weeks of Summer scheme coming up still
12-16th August – Donard Forest
(7-11 years) – 10:00 – 12:30
(12-15 years) – 13:00 – 15.30
19-23rd August – Canal Woods
(7 – 14 years) – 10:00 – 15:00
Plus… We have a family workshop coming up on the August Banks Holiday – Monday 26th
Going into next year
Tiny acorns will be resuming in September with a new flexi-system, and an extra week day. Not only will we meet on Monday mornings, but also Friday afternoons.
We are in talks regarding delivering Forest School schemes to a number of schools in the area.
We will be continuing and extending our holiday schemes.
More one off workshops.
We are also looking into acquiring a permanent space.
Plus much more… so keep a look out for interesting and exciting opportunities to get involved.