Stay Wild, Stay Safe
Having fun, being free, being safe together.
Our Forest School sessions are continuing however we've had to make some changes to the way we work due to the physical restrictions we are currently experiencing. If you know us, then you know how difficult we find restrictions of any kind, however we want you to know that we do this because we want to keep our elders and more vulnerable friends and family safe and well, so we are grateful for your help with this.
We will be observing distancing rules, however parents must acknowledge that children may at times come into physical contact with others, particularly if they need first aid, comforting if they are unhappy, or through play. We will do our best to make sure distanced seating around the camp fire is adhered to and that children do not share tools, gloves, food or clothing.
In particular we need you to agree to the following;
If any parent, child or member of their household / 'support bubble’ have any clear symptoms of Covid 19, we would prefer for the child not to attend the session until a negative result is received.
If any staff member, participant or someone in their household / 'support bubble’ tests positive for Covid 19, up to 2 weeks prior to the session, they should not attend, and should follow gov guidelines here:
Each group forms a ‘Tribe’ for the duration of the day. If any child or staff in that Tribe presents with clear Covid 19 symptoms at any time during the session, the session will end, parents will be notified and the individual will go for testing, with follow up checks from staff.
If any staff member or participant tests positive for Covid 19 for up to 2 weeks after a session, all individuals of the group should be notified and should then take appropriate action as advised by the Gov website here:
There may be other groups due to be at Frylands Wood other than the Woodshed nursery who have their own toilet block. We have use of a toilet block which is cleaned before and after we arrive and leave, and has sanitiser available to use on entry and exit. Children will be escorted to the toilets and will go two at a time after first sanitising their hands at the units provided.
Tools will be disinfected after each use, with each user sanitising their hands before use. Craft materials such as clay, string, wool etc will be issued to individuals for their use only.
Children need to bring their own labelled water bottles and packed lunches. We will be cooking marshmallows, but each child will have their own cooking stick which we will burn afterwards, and staff will ensure they are wearing disposable gloves to handle the marshmallows and biscuits. Other Covid Safe cooking may be able to take place at this time if we can ensure there is no 'communal' cooking, utensils or food.
We reserve the right to cancel sessions should government guidance change at any time, or if there is an incident within a Tribe / class at school.
Other than all of that, we will continue to be as Wild as we ever were, and look forward to getting back out there again!
If you have any other questions, please do get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org