Celebrating forest school developments

Support from the Start – East & Midlothian’s Equally Well test site has supported the development of forest school and nature play and nurture over the last two years. Staff and volunteers have been trained through different levels of training, and equipment has been purchased. Lots of children have had time in the woodlands of East Lothian as part of their learning at school or nursery.

Its time to celebrate the hard work of everybody that has been involved, and to tell the stories of its impact on children.

Sanderson’s Wynd have kindly agreed to host a celebration on Friday 28th October – a programme is being developed for circulation at the start of the new term – but put this date in your diary.

If you have been involved if forest school or nature play in East or Midlothian and want to tell your story then you can do that at this event. I am very keen to get people to display children’s work connected to forest school, and to hear from teachers / rangers and volunteers if their are particular stories abut the impact of a forest school.

Whitecraig and Campie joint forest school programme for nursery children has a very good reason to celebrate as they are the runner up in a hotly contested national school section for the Scottish Finest Woods award. Lynne Welsh nursery nurse an former Whitecraig pupil collected the award from the Scottish Environment & Climate change minister Stewart Stevenson at a ceremony at the Royal Highland show

For more information on the October celebration event – contact myself or Tina Misselbrook at Sanderson’s Wynd primary



Steven Wray