Chris Walker – Parent
We used SG Forest school for our 5 year olds birthday party. Tim and Jane were fantastic; Their enthusiasm, knowledge and attention to detail gave the children and adults a really fun afternoon. You can also see that they have a genuine care for the children and a passion to give every child an enjoyable experience. We can’t recommend them highly enough! Thank you.
Sophie Cuesta – Parent
The Forest School weekend away was a fantastic opportunity for pre-school families to come together and engage in outdoor activities – camping, den building, fire lighting, bread making, clay modelling and much more! Weekends like this strengthen our sense of community and connection with the environment. As a family, we are very grateful to Jane and Tim for their expertise and enthusiasm and for making such ventures happen. Thank you.
Petrina Casey – Easton Primary Academy (Bristol)
Forest school helped Reception children to gain self belief, confidence, enthusiasm, communication and problem solving skills all in a highly stimulated, organised and safe environment.
Tim and Jane were great at following the children’s interests to further their learning. The children couldn’t wait for their next session!
Christ Church Clifton Pre-School
Jane & Tim are professional, wonderfully inventive, and really know how to get the best out of children of all ages. They have been an integral part of our Forest School weekend away for the last two years, and we couldn’t do it without them.
Ofsted – St Stephen’s Junior School
Through their ‘forest school’ experiences, pupils extend their learning outdoors and find out more about the natural world.
The school has in place comprehensive risk assessments to cover activities in and out of school, including for the ‘forest school’.
Learning is very effective both indoors and out. Pupils are highly engaged by all learning opportunities and are keen to consolidate their classroom learning through the well-designed practical activities that teachers provide to enhance pupils’ understanding and make their learning ‘real’, as seen in the ‘forest school’.
Emma Grandfield – Parent
Thank you so much Tim, Amy and Ben for a great afternoon despite the rain and cold Rhys’ party was a huge success and all the boys had a great time and I’ve had such good feedback from everyone, couldn’t have had a better party x
Kara Hyam – Harewood Junior School (Gloucester)
(Stone Age Experience) We all loved the day you spent with us, it was fantastic , and the follow-up work was really inspired by the activities that they did with you, the quality of work showed that they had really benefited from the hands-on experiences. Thank you.
We discussed the day within our year group staff and all agreed that we’d love to repeat it again next year. So overall it was great.
The organisation and running times with the groups worked really effectively too.
The activities suited our topic and allowed the children to get hands on experience, this was perfect for what we wanted. The team building element worked really well too.
The children quoted:
‘They showed us how Stone Age people lived and worked and they gave us an understanding of survival in the period.’
‘They were really nice, great fun and friendly. They helped us by showing us how to do the Stone Age activities. We loved the fun activities; it was great to watch them being done and then having the chance to do them for ourselves.’
Many thanks and hope to contact you again next year.
Lisa Twining – Lakeside Primary School (Cheltenham)
Tim and Jane wowed us with their provision for the Stone Age Experience day. Our Year Three children were completely immersed for the duration of the workshops and thoroughly enjoyed re-enacting Stone Age living! The children loved trying to hunt Billy boar and Derek deer at the beginning of the session, lighting fire with flint and building shelters! Thank you very much for a super day, we look forward to inviting you back next year!
Nicola Van Der Laan – St Michael’s Primary School (Bristol)
Thank you so much. The children absolutely loved the trip. Some of the year 4 children in particular were very overwhelmed by their time in the woods. I did some great follow up reflective writing in R.E and a great piece of writing on planning their ideal school day in the woods.
Well done Jane and Tim. It was perfect and definitely fed their souls.
Lydia Morrison – Stoke Bishop Primary School, Bristol
Our classes had a fantastic time with SG Forest schools on their Stone Age workshop. Tim and Jane were brilliant leaders, giving the children the chance to try a range of activities in the forest that they normally wouldn’t do, from firestarting to building their own teepees! The children were really engaged throughout and came away buzzing with all they had learnt. A great way to complete our Stone Age topic work.
Thank you! Year 3 at Stoke Bishop Primary School.
Victoria Norman – St Keyna Primary School, Keynsham
Our Stone Age Experience Day was an utter triumph! The children gained a real understanding of how clever Stone-Age humans were through the various hands-on activities. Tim and Jane were very knowledgeable and made the day extra fun for the children. They all enjoyed themselves and, even though the weather was cold and miserable, not one of them complained – a real indication of a well-planned, exciting day. I can highly recommend this event!