Saturday 26th May 10am to Monday 28th May 1pm
We are delighted to be able to offer the continuation of the forest school tweet meet tradition, and excited to be able to see you wonderful people come and enjoy a weekend of camping in the woods, sharing... well sharing everything - stories, skills, coffee, recipes, cakes (yummy), ideas, drinks and a wonderful weekend.
If you have never been before, the forest school tweet meet is a wonderful opportunity to bring the family along to a camp-out in our fabulous woodland on the edge of the peak district and share with other like-minded forest school folk. We will give everybody a heartfelt warm welcome and enjoy an extended weekend of fun, games, skill and ideas development, songs and stories round the campfire. Come for as long as you like, stay the weekend or just dip in for the day, its up to you.
If you are a forest school practitioner, a forest school assistant or are interested in forest school you will be welcome. If you are attached to a forest school person you will also be welcome. Part of the brilliance of this weekend is that it is a family affair. It's relaxed and not at all formal, but you will be able to learn from others and share your thoughts, skills and ideas too if you want too. We all love learning, and this is a great opportunity to do so in a relaxed and supportive environment.
When I first embarked on my forest school journey, the #fstm was one of the first events I attended, and it was brilliant - I learned so much (even before I started my training) and met some wonderful people who I am now proud to call friends. It has become a tradition for my family to come along each year. My family and I are looking forward to seeing the wonderful tweet meeters again.
So come along this Spring Bank Holiday, it will be great.
What to bring: (adapted from the wonderful Alex' original list)
Your own sleeping accommodation (small tent, basha or bivi), sleeping gear, usual wild camping stuff, including water - we do not have a tap in the woodland but could be persuaded to go and get some if we run out, but better to be well stocked 🙂
Your own food or a contribution to communal meals, you may take part in communal cooking or do your own thing. It can be quite interesting to see what we can to with a random set of ingredients.
Suitable outdoor clothing...and something mud proof. Mud is our speciality here.
A musical instrument...or you can make one over the weekend. We will be delighted to assist with Kazoos.. we like Kazoos, We've made a lot of them!
Your inner child and your sense of humour are mandatory.
A hangover cure might be useful for some:) A "lie-in" is acceptable.
Some forest school tools might be useful...just in case you are moved to create something, or I figure we might usefully do some light woodland management ... and there will be firewood to cut.
Crockery and cutlery...named- unless they are so unusual there is no chance that someone else will have the same. ( Sorry, that sounds a bit like guide camp!)
Bunting is good, a torch is useful, and toilet paper an advantage (we have camping loos)
Basically, just prepare as if you were going wild camping for 1 or 2 sleeps. However, that said, should you want to bring everything for a glamping weekend, please do - but please note we have no electricity and two dogs, and the deer don't really like the sound of generators.
If you have a GPS device and want to geo-cache (or learn how to) we have a few caches in the woods so bring a hand held with you.