Belong in this Place

2018 National Forest School Festival

A Forest School Festival for the whole family!
5th-7th October 2018
Bradmoor Woods, Norfolk

Belong in this place!

Introduction

Belong in this Place!

Forest School Festival for the whole ‘tribe’.

If you go down to Bradmoor woods during October 5th to 7th, you’re in for a wild surprise!

The theme for 2018 is 'Recognise, Reciprocate & Regenerate - A holistic journey to nature connection’

With this in mind, this years conference is a festival! A place to come together with our families to celebrate and strengthen our community of nature loving, fun creating, Forest School facilitators.

The festival will be held amongst the trees and glades of Bradmoor Woods in Norfolk, the site has toilets, showers and even a few quirky glamping structures for those of you who love to cosy up inside at the end of the day. For tent lovers there is a meadow awaiting your arrival, and those of you who like to wild camp we have the option of sleeping wild in Bivis or Bashas and hammocks within the woodland.

The event will guide us on the paths of the Head, the Heart and the Hands, with opportunities to Recognise, Reciprocate and Regenerate –

  • Recognise (Head) will address our need for information and understanding, cognitively learning about ecology in creative ways, this can include this can include a range of walks, talks and activities
  • Reciprocate (Heart) will guide us on our emotional connection to nature and each other through activities that support community and solitude, with nature holding the space.
  • Regenerate (Hands) will give us ways of taking forward the knowledge and skills we have gained and use it to take action in our own lives and Forest School practice to deepen our own connection with nature and to support others along the same path.

The weekend is designed to be Holistic in its approach, and will offer a range of activities and workshops that will include

  • Inquisitive Sparrows – guided and self guided Nature Connection activities for all the family
  • Gathering Jays - practical hands on sessions – to gather ideas and crafts to take back to your forest school.
  • Wise Owls – ecologically focused workshops, walks and talks -a place to delve deeply , for those whose appreciation for the natural world has developed into a thirst to know all the details of the what’s, how’s and whys.
  • Intent Woodpeckers – workshops for practitioners who want to drill down to the core of Forest School philosophy, exploring new opportunities and deepening practice
  • Articulate Rooks –The Speakers – A range of speakers discussing a range of approaches, research and ideas.
  • Chattering Starlings – debates and conversations planned and spontaneous on Forest School issues.

Intent Woodpeckers, Articulate Rooks & Chattering Starlings are Practitioner only sessions

Inquisitive Sparrows, Gathering Jays, & Wise Owls are open to all

Other festivalness includes

  • An evening bar
  • Music and entertainment
  • Spontaneous happenings
  • Forest School cabaret

We have different options for tickets too – You can go “All Inclusive” with our ‘Squirrel’? tickets- this includes camping ( not glamping) and all your meals and refreshments. All healthy balanced vegetarian meals are lovingly produced for us by the amazing ‘Marigold Café’

And the ‘Hedgehog’ tickets that includes your tickets and camping only (not glamping), for those of you who prefer knock up your meals at your campsite. (CAMPING STOVES ONLY at camps please)

We are encouraging all to be mindful of our impact on nature during the course of this event and are aiming to be as minimal impact as possible. This forms part of the ‘regenerate’ aspect of the festival theme. To support this aim;

  • the majority of the festival will be powered by solar energy,
  • the catering will be vegetarian over the weekend,
  • we are asking people to bring their own eating equipment to minimise waste,
  • we encourage people to lift share

We will open with a circle, close with a circle and in-between within the circle we will gather, share, discuss, debate, learn and PLAY!

Join us for the very first FOREST SCHOOL FESTIVAL.

BELONG IN THIS PLACE!

BOOKING Steve Van Matre EARTHWALKS LEADERSHIP workshop Friday 5th October 2018

The day before the national Forest School festival, 5th-7th October 2018 Bradmoor Woods, Norfolk, there will be a wonderful, one off, opportunity to attend an all day EARTHWALKS LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP run by Steve Van Matre, the founder of Earth Education.

LEARN MORE AND BOOK

Volunteer Options

There are a limited number of volunteer tickets available to members from Norfolk and Suffolk. These will depend on the volunteer role that you take on/are allocated.

Please email FSAConferenceNorfolk@gmail.com to learn more and express your interest.

Ticket Options

 

 

“Catered” ‘Squirrel’ tickets

‘Squirrel’ tickets are all inclusive and include your event ticket, camping (not glamping) and meal tickets. All healthy balanced vegetarian meals and refreshments are lovingly freshly produced for us by the amazing ‘Marigold Café’

Please bring a cup, plate, bowl and cutlery to help the waste of the event stay minimal.

 

 

 

 

 

"Non Catered” ‘Hedgehog’ tickets

 

‘Hedgehog’ tickets include your tickets and camping only (not glamping), for those of you who prefer knock up your meals at your campsite. Please use CAMPING STOVES ONLY at camps.

 

 

 

Practitioner Tickets

Includes access to all areas, including the practitioner only elements – ‘Intent woodpeckers’ deepening practice workshops, ‘Articulate Rooks’ speakers, ‘Chattering Starling’ debates & discussions, as well as all ‘Gathering Jays’ practical sessions and ‘Wise Owls’ walks and talks,’Inquisitive Sparrows’ nature connection, demonstrations in the marketplace and festival entertainment. These are your ‘access all areas’ tickets.

Adult Guest and Children’s tickets

Includes access to ‘inquisitive sparrows’ nature connection (guided and self guided), ‘Gathering Jays’ practical crafts sessions and ‘Wise Owls’ walks and talks as well as demonstrations in the marketplace and festival entertainment. These tickets do not give you access to the ‘Intent Woodpeckers’ practitioner workshops, ‘Articulate Rooks’ speakers and ‘Chattering Starlings’ debates & discussions.

Accomodation Options

Download or open the accommodation guide in your browser by clicking the link below.

Accommodation Guide - Belong in this place

# All structures have now been booked - still plenty of space to bring your own tent, camper-van or hammock #

Catering

Come & join us for 3 hearty meals a day supplied by the wonderful Marigold Catering. Everything will be cooked fresh on site using good quality ingredients. All meals will be vegetarian crowd pleasers with vegan options always available! Marigold are more than happy to cater for any food allergies, just let us know on your booking form.

Food will be served from Marigolds funky, festival style canteen & everyone can relax together at tables in a communal space to enjoy their meals!

Find out more about Marigold Catering here…

Marigold Cafe FaceBook Page

 

Ticket Prices and Booking and Payment

Forest School Practitioner tickets start from £145 for the full weekend. Select your accommodation option (if required) and don't forget to add £30 for catering if desired.

Adult guest tickets start from £50 for the full weekend. Select your accommodation option (if required) and don't forget to add £30 for catering if desired.

Children (aged 3+) tickets start from £25 for the full weekend. Select your accommodation option (if required) and don't forget to add £20 for catering if desired. Subsequent child tickets start at £15.

# All structures have now been booked - still plenty of space to bring your own tent, camper-van or hammock #

Download the electronic BOOKING FORM and return to enquiries@forestschoolassociation.org

Download the BOOKING FORM as a PDF and return to the FSA offices

Belong in this Place Festival Booking Form PDF file

Details of how to pay by Invoice, BACS or cheque on the booking form otherwise ...

PAY BY DEBIT/CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL

Trade Stands

There will be a tradestand 'village' on the site. Each trade stands will need to bring their own table & shelter.

If you are interested to have a trade stand at the festival, please contact Steph at weston.miss@gmail.com for further information.

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