Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds Fantasy and imagination are vital to our everyday lives; novels, TV dramas, theatre, music and art all take us out of our own existence and into disasters, love stories, adventures. We work out what we feel and think about our own situations, even...

The Magic of Trees- Ash

The Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)The common Ash is native to the UK and found all over Europe, from the Arctic Circle to Turkey; it is the third most prevalent tree in the UK. You will find out all about native Flora and Fauna, including Ash on your Forest School training,...

Sustainability

What am I doing to make the Earth happy? Professor Steve Van Matre’s question to the Forest School community got me thinking again about our sustainability policy. Are there more things we could be doing to live out what we are teaching at Forest School and in our...

Steve Van Matre

We were thrilled to host Professor Steve Van Matre (SVM) for a couple of days in Oxfordshire to lead his Introduction to Earth Education workshop. Earth Trust gave us use of their beautiful Fison Barn. SVM shared the history of Earth Education, the thinking behind his...

Elderflower Cordial Recipe

Sambucas  Commonly known as ‘Elderberry or Elder’. From the family Adoxaceae. Sambucas Nigra is native to Europe and North America. So what does Elder look like? Elder trees are often bush shape and can grow to 15m tall. They are found on roadsides, in...

Trees We Love

Rowan- Sorbus aucuparia The Rowan tree- also known as Mountain Ash, Witch Wiggin Tree, Kerin or Cuirn- is native to the UK, and likely to be found across Forest School sites in Oxfordshire. Although the leaves have similar features to that of an Ash Tree (Fraxinus...