Embracing Nature is a year long project Nature Workshops is running in partnership with Parent Carer Council Cornwall, providing meaningful outdoor experiences for families with children with additional needs and disabilities.
From June 2016 – June 2017 we are supporting families with children with additional needs and disabilities through a series of sensory-based activity programmes. These programmes are designed to create a safe and accessible space where children and their families can explore natural play, fires and cooking, tool use, storytelling, nature-based arts and crafts and other sensory based activities. The activities support children with additional needs and disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem, develop emotional resilience and improve communication and social skills.
We are also training two parents to be Level 3 Forest School Practitioners, in order for them to continue to offer families experiences in nature once the project has finished.
After-school Forest School clubs in 2017
We are running a 10-week Forest School programme at Tehidy Woods, Cambourne.
Wednesdays 4 – 5:30pm, after Feb half-term (dates tbc).
Spaces are limited and booking is essential, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Help to arrange transport can be provided from nearby schools upon early booking. Parents are asked to collect their children from the woods at the end of each session.
We are planning another set of events across Cornwall in woods and on beaches for families to enjoy fun-filled mornings or afternoons outside. For up to date information please go to our Embracing Nature Facebook page.
Our promotional video for ‘The Peoples Projects’ competition, shown on ITV Spotlight:
If you would like more information about the Embracing Nature project, you can contact Alex Skinner at email@example.com or call the Nature Workshops office on 01209 215211.