Let me introduce , what we did during our first session.
The students learnt about trees, flowers, plants, insects, edible and poisonous mushrooms, wood decay fungi, some basic bushcraft skills, such as a making oven from rocks and old bricks, lighting a fire, using ropes for learning how to climb on the trees and how to tie knots, roasting marshmallows, sausages, apples and bread, collecting natural materials into "mysterious bags", playing fairies and pixies, using a hammock to swing….
Our children had lots of space for curiosity, asking and answering questions, listening, collecting, acting, observing, and free playing , and chances for leading.
Last but not least we believe, that our children are happy in the Dúbravka forest and also have lots of fun!
“Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem, through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. Forest School is a specialized learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.”
Definition from The Forest School Association (formed in 2012)