Day One - Forest School Practitioner Training at Rookhowe.

The morning involves meeting other forest leaders to be including teachers, an art therapist and a private outdoor education start up. Job one is the gateway into the wood where we pull together our 3 rules (pictured) but in the form of string that we weave together.

 3 rules for entering the wood

3 rules for entering the wood

We then cautiously approach our green glen to protect the tiny residents there from being squelched by a dragon. I rebuild an elf condo whilst others build beacons, spells and even a seat for the dragon to sit in so it stops wrecking the village.

Our teacher Lily does a great job and wows us with her leaf stitching skills. 

Then after lunch with theory done and dusted, we get practical with bow saw and lopper training. Onto clove knots we make a goat willow star. Got my Christmas decorations sorted!

A day of introductions - to friendly students and teacher, a friendly forest, new skills learnt and old ones revisited, knots and tools. Awesome!

 Hmmm! I think a gold spray paint may make this more festive cheer rather than Blair Witch

Hmmm! I think a gold spray paint may make this more festive cheer rather than Blair Witch