Stonebury News

Stonebury Grows

Stonebury Learning is pleased to announce that as of the beginning of 2016, a new chapter in our provision of outdoor learning for children begins! The Stonebury Garden School is a place to learn, to grow, to wander and to play for unaccompanied children aged 6 and over. Catering to the home education community locally,

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October Half Term in the Woods

Click here to BOOK NOW! We’re back with an absolutely jam-packed calendar of events for the October Half-Term. Do you think your kids could do with a bit of fresh autumn air and exercise? Do you need childcare for the extra-long school holidays? Perhaps you’d all like to come as a family and enjoy a

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Summer in the Woods 2015

Are you looking for something amazing for your kids this summer holiday?  Have they spent too long in front of their screens and need a bit of fresh air and excitement?  Then why not book them in for one of our very popular summer holiday adventures?!? All children of school age are welcome to come along

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Tears

Tears and forest school seem to go hand in hand.  Given that I’m forever saying what a lovely time we had, how much fun the children had and what a great experience it was, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there was something that didn’t quite add up.  But no, the tears and the good

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Knives & trust

There’s something slightly disconcerting about trying to instill a sense of discipline in an angry 8 year old with a long stick in one hand and a knife in the other. Of course, in the UK, we’ve had the news of a child stabbing a teacher in class this week – and this is a

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Real learning

What image is conjured up in your mind when you hear the phrase ‘outdoor learning’?  Is it a lovely summer’s day, class sitting under a shady tree while the enlightened teacher reads poetry and inspires young minds?  Or perhaps you were thinking of something a bit more outside-the-box, young, muddy boys learning whittling and fire

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Happy Bunnies

I’m going to miss my little group of woodland adventurers. Sure, some of them will be around next term, but it’s been an amazing experience getting to know this group – and having the privilege of watching them change so much in such a short space of time. At the beginning I saw: – a

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Scared of puddles?

Instead of buckets of rain, today the sun shone on our forest school! And it was indeed a beautiful day for exploring textures and making cob monsters! But more importantly, today I really had the chance to see some of the principles of forest school in action. When we are training, we learn about developing

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Nothing is everything

How many times has a child come home from school and, when asked ‘what did you do today?’ said, ‘nothing’?  We’ve all heard it before, haven’t we?  And it’s sort of funny, because we’ve all heard it before – but it’s sort of sad, because we wonder what they’re doing that we don’t know about.

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Mud, Glorious Mud

One of the children who was supposed to join us to play in the mud in the woods today couldn’t join us to play in the mud in the woods today – because it was muddy. And after 2 hours of falling in mud, rolling in mud, being painted with mud and squelching mud through

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