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Zoom recording – Supporting the transition back to school Parent wellbeing session 6

Our psychologist and life coach Helen Neary joins Rachel Maynard, Therapeutic Forest School Leader to offer lots tips and helpful advice to support our children and teenagers with a smooth return back to school after lockdown. Zoom link Topic: The Nature of lockdownStart Time : Mar 4, 2021 07:48 PM Meeting Recording:

Parents wellbeing

Being a parent of a child with mental health difficulties is a tough place to be. Getting the right and timely support for your child is a challenge with services so stretched. Parents report feeling isolated, alone, confused as to how to support their child and also cope with the impact of mental illness on […]

We’re back! sellout summer sessions and lots to look forward to!!

After being out of action for several months during COVID -19 lock down on we are delighted to have been able to get the children out for some adventures in the woods over the summer. All our COVID measures are in place and we are looking forward to working with schools again and restarting out […]

Stickman Christmas fun Monday 23rd December

Come and join us for some Christmas fun in Fishbourne. A fun woodland session inspired by stickman. Make your own stickman, sticklady or stick family, make some fun Christmas woodcrafts and enjoy a warm mince pie and marshmellows over the fire. Our family sessions are run by our forest school leaders Emma and Julia and […]

Easter Holiday Sessions

Fun Easter sessions for Children and families this Easter. We are having Gruffalo and Dinosaur family adventures adventures and for older children out full day of woodland activities in the beautiful Kingley Vale Nature Reserve Check it out on our booking page

Project Wild Play

,We were delighted to start Project Wild Play last week. Working with Chichester Nursery , Home-Start Chichester and District and Sanctuary in Chichester, we have put together a programme led by forest school leaders and a family worker to give young families support and an opportunity to play outdoors, build relationships and have fun. If […]

Celebrating Recognition for our Forest School Practice

Chichester Forest Schools CIC has achieved recognition for good forest school practice from the Forest School Association now becoming one of only 46 forest schools in the country to achieve the Recognised Forest School Provider Status. This has been awarded in recognition for the excellence of our nurture programmes where we have been working with […]

Dinosaurs, the stoneage and Pirates this Feb half term

We have 3 fun holiday sessions for families with children 2-8yrs this half term. Kicking off on Monday 18th Feb we have Dastardly Dinosaurs and Pirates Ahoy Shipmates in the Secret Garden Fishbourne. Friday 22nd we’ll be in Brandy Hole Copse Nature Reserve going back to the stoneage with a session celebrating Julia Donaldsons fun […]

Support our Space to Breath Fundraising Campaign for Teenagers and Vulnerable Children

We are raising £14,871 through crowdfunding to allow us to continue running our support programme for teenagers. Our funding for the programme runs out at Christmas. Through out the year young people have been coming to our beautiful Fishbourne site. Our experienced team of forest school leaders and our counsellor have been working to build […]