The organiser of a ‘Forest School’ for kids to experience the outdoors, says a new site in Worsley is perfect due to the stunning landscape and wildlife.

Scout leader and organiser of the Forest School, Paul Brighouse, says the new Kids Go Wild Forest School at Hollinwood Scout Camp, will feature nature trials, bug hotels, hammocks, tyre swings and more.

A drop-in session on Sunday October 17th will introduce the activities and attractions as the area is developed.

Mr Brighouse said: “Forest School is more about being led by the children, about them learning a natural pathway to themselves, rather than adults telling them what to do.”

“It’s surrounded by fields we can use for camping … the wildlife is just fantastic, there are deers wandering round, there’s birds of prey.”

Activities include several parent and child stay-and-plays, nature hunts, forest arts and crafts, campfire snacks and singing, and story times. There is also imaginative play for children to be active and free to experience the outside world first hand.

One parent commented: “Sebastian can play outside, which he loves in all weathers. The little streams are great for him to have a splash in and it’s all free play, so he can just please himself.”

Another said: “A friend posted about it a lot so thought I’d give it a try, and it was nice to go and do something together.”

The Forest School is run by qualified forest school practitioners and teachers who, while maintaining their professional practice, fancied something a bit freer and muddier than the National Curriculum has to offer.

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