Past projects

Forest of Avon Trust

  • Woodland wellbeing sessions for people with dementia and their families/carers, in partnership with Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service, run by Devon Partnership NHS Trust & the Alzheimer’s Society (2017)
  • Woodland wellbeing pilot with Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service (2016)
  • A Dose of Nature in collaboration with Exeter University and Bristol Community Health (2016)
  • North Bristol Mental Health pilot project in collaboration with Public Health Bristol and Lawrence Weston Community Farm (2015)
  • Leading Level 1 Forest School training courses and marking portfolios, in association with Lawrence Weston Community Farm (2015)
  • S. Glos. Learning Difficulties Development Fund: working with people with learning difficulties to explore local green spaces and learn new skills. Groups included people with profound needs focusing on sensory experiences, more independent participants worked towards a John Muir Discovery Award and learn woodland management skills (2012 – 2016)
  • South West Foundation: woodland skills for people with learning difficulties in BaNES, Bristol and South Glos aimed at increasing skills that could be used in employment e.g. first aid, tool use, risk assessing (2015)
  • Shirelink Daycare Centre: woodland sessions for adults with learning difficulties using the Forest School approach. Activities included sensory exploration, arts and crafts, making fires and cooking (2011).
  • City of Bristol College: Forest School style sessions with young adults with learning difficulties (16-24) on the college’s Horizons course. Activities focused on practical skills, games and exploration (2011).
  • Kings Weston House family day: producing resources to encourage families to explore Kings Weston Park (see Forest of Avon Trust website), and leading activities for a family day at Kings Weston House (2011).
  • Barton Hill Primary School: Forest School for year 5 pupils to build confidence (2011).

Forestofavontrust.org

South Gloucestershire County Council

  • Cadbury Heath Art trail: natural treasure hunt for schools (2015)
  • Kingswood Park Family Fun Day (2015)
  • Our Place, Staple Hill community day: willow crown workshop (2012) and clay creepy crawlies workshop (2013).
  • Page Park family day: willow workshop for children (2012).

South Gloucestershire Wildways and Wild4Life

Bristol City Council

  • Northern Slopes project: natural weaving workshops – food webs, spiders webs, make your own web in the woods (2013).
  • Eastwood Farm family day: make a willow crown or an insect mask (2013).

Bristol City Council Wild City

The Silvanus Trust and Plymouth University

  • Good from Woods Research Toolkit: developing a toolkit for woodland practitioners to research the effects of their woodland activities (2013 – 2015).
  • Good from Woods research: investigating the impact of being in woods on health & wellbeing with two groups of adults with learning difficulties (2011 – 2012).

Silvanus Trust: Good from Woods

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership

  • Nature walks and sensory exploration in a local nature reserve (2012 – ongoing).
  • Callington Road Hospital autumn event (2013).

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership

Imayla

  • Supporting Forest School training for disadvantaged women (2013).
  • Craft activities at St Werburgh’s City Farm (2013).

Imayla

Friends of Badock’s Wood

  • Woodland party workshop – clay boggits and games for children and families (2013).
  • Friends of Badock’s Wood launch event: sensory walks through Badock’s Wood (2012).

Friends of Badock’s Wood

Working with schools and teachers

  • Mangotsfield Primary School: Forest School days in Leigh Woods and twilight teacher training – for Jon Attwood (2016)
  • Crockerne Primary School: Forest School day – for the Environmental Education Project, and teacher training – for Jon Attwood (2016)
  • Hullavington Primary School: building a living willow ‘fedge’ and owl dome – for Jon Attwood (2016)
  • Rencomb College: Forest School ‘taster’ session for primary-aged children attending the college and other local schools (2012).

Festival workshops

  • Festival of Nature: running an environmental art workshop with arts therapist Scott Burnett with college students at City of Bristol College, Henbury (2014)
  • Larmer Tree Festival: exploring the woods as an animal might using the senses. Sensory walks for families to learn about everything from camouflage to stalking (2013).
  • Green Man Festival: craft tent in ‘Einstein’s Garden’ – making willow bird feeders, bee boxes and insect masks (2011 and 2012).

Conferences

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s