Forest School for Home-Educated Children Our Forest School Programme for home-educated children is the perfect opportunity for primary aged children to interact with other children and form friendships, whilst participating in a range of engaging activities that develop essential life skills. Children will benefit from improved confidence, self-esteem, teamwork, communication skills, gross & fine motor skills, problem solving skills, and some academic concepts (such as shape & measure). Who? These sessions are aimed at children that are home-educated from 4-13 years old, whose parents want to provide them with regular access to an alternative form of education. What? Sessions are 3 hours and include a hot chocolate and snack usually prepared by the children themselves. The sessions are generally child-led, but a range of activities will be offered over the course of the programme, including: Fire lighting, maintenance and safety Cooking skills Team activities, such as building dens, bridges or tree-houses Tool use and tool safety Arts, crafts and activities using natural resources Basic knots and lashings, and their uses Tree climbing and building obstacle courses Among many others Where? Salcey Forest (Northants) When - What Time? Our new 2023 sessions will run from January at Salcey Forest (NN7 2HX). Places can either be booked as a half-term block at a discount, or for individual sessions at full price. Salcey Forest Salcey Forest September block: Monday 11th September Monday 18th September Monday 25th September All sessions start at 12pm and finish at 3pm Single session is £19 and block booking is £51. Salcey Forest October block: Monday 2nd October Monday 9th October Monday 16th October All sessions start at 12pm and finish at 3pm Single session is £19 and block booking is £51. How Much? £19 per child per session if booking individual sessions, or £17 per child per session if booking a block of sessions Hot snack and drink provided, usually cooked by the children themselves. Please note, parking is only free at Salcey Forest for those with a Salcey Forest Membership, otherwise there is a parking charge of £2 for 1hr, £4 for 2hr, and £6 all day, payable to Forestry England - however, drop off & collection only (10 min stay) is free at Salcey Forest. Private Home-Ed Sessions We can offer private home-ed sessions to your group - for more information, or a bespoke quote, please get in touch on [email protected] or 07872 470266 How to Book? Please visit our booking page, change the category to 'Forest School for Home-Educated Children'. To book a full block of home-ed sessions to get the reduced rate, please find the first/next day of the block on the calendar, and click 'book now' next to the relevant option. Select how many places you would like to book before clicking 'continue', and you will be taken through to a booking page with all sessions in the block showing as reserved. Please complete both pages of the booking form, and then make payment online when asked to do so via email. To book a single home-ed session, find the relevant session date on the calendar. Select how many places you would like to book before clicking 'continue', and you will be taken through to a booking page with all sessions in the block showing as reserved. Please complete both pages of the booking form, and then make payment online when asked to do so via email. For more information, please email us on [email protected] or call 07872 470266.