RF’s Forest School

RF’s Forest School

We run a little Forest School at Todwick Primary School, Sheffield working with 10 amazing kids on a weekly basis.  Here’s some pics of the kids showing some brilliant tool skills.

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Leicester Riverside Festival 2015

LEICESTER RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL 2015 – We always enjoy balancing stones at the riverside Festival, loads of people come back to see us every year and have a great time!

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Wombwell Woods with Creative Recovery

LAND ART IN WOMBWELL WOODS WITH CREATIVE RECOVERY – RFJ spent a weekend in Wombwell Woods with Creative Recovery creating land art art and encouraging people to get creative with their environment.  Sun, rain, loads of enthusiastic people and a jolly good time!

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Around the Cardboard Campfire

AROUND THE CARDBOARD CAMPFIRE  –  Team RF launched ‘Around the Cardboard Campfire’ a new project at the Barnsley Teaching Alliance’s Teaching and Learning Carnival earlier this month.  Our campfire is a special place in which write, share and listen to stories in a unique environment.

Here’s some pics

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Pebble Pit Delivery to Red House Children’s Centre

PEBBLE PIT DELIVERY TO RED HOUSE CHILDREN”S CENTRE  –  RFJ delivered RF’s first bespoke pebble pit to Red House children’s centre in Bristol.

Commissioned by a parent who’s daughter spent many years at Red House, as a thank you to all the staff who looked after her.

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Filey 2015

Filey 2015

The RF family headed to Filey for a week in February and squeezed in some creative time.  All about stones and sand.


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Albion Children’s Home staff CPD


RFJ had a brill day at the Albion Children’s Home in Spalding, leading a development day for staff, exploring creative ways to use the outdoor space! Stones, sticks, pine cones, mushrooms with the SPORE Project, leaves, cups!! and paints! Lovely bunch and great fun!

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All Saints C of E Camp C


Brilliant day with a castle themed Camp C at Aston All Saints C of E, here’s what the school had to say about the day –

“Thank you for leading such an amazing Camp Cardboard day and helping us to recreate Conisborough Castle in our school hall. The children are still buzzing and talking about the experience. Within a short time of meeting the children you both developed a rapport with them, took the children along with your boundless enthusiasm and your willingness to try out any of their suggestions. The session linked with so many areas of the curriculum including team work, creative play, design technology, science and maths. The children could use skills they were developing in class and apply them on a large scale. Above all the day was fun and the children went home with huge smiles on their faces.”

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And here’s what the kids said –

‘Bigger boxes at the bottom give your structure strength’

‘Tubes can be used to hold the roof up, it was really good, it made our roof strong’.

‘If a space is too wide it might collapse, I learnt you have to put the boxes closer together’.

‘Did you know you can do strong without having to use tape to stick it?

‘It’s a skill making the boxes, you have to count one over two over three over four and tuck it in. I did that when we moved house but I didn’t know that was the real way to do it’.

‘Wow, come in here. Look we made the tunnel go right round the castle’.

‘Timm helped us make a portcullis, it lifted up on tubes. We had some string. If you pulled the string out at an angle it broke. We learnt you had to pull down’.

‘I had an idea to have big boxes with holes in. We pushed the tubes through the holes to make it strong’.

‘My favourite bit was helping each other’.

‘We worked really well as a team, when it fell down it didn’t matter because we could do it again only better’.

‘It was brilliant making the dungeon, we tried to do it scary’.

‘James told me to have a go…..so I did and it worked’.

‘It was massive, not quite as big as Conisborough…..but nearly!’

‘We had loads of fun, the portcullis fell on us at the end, just like a real castle falling down’.

‘The best bit was playing in it, I wish we could have played longer’.