Canadian teacher, April Gutensohn, operates and teaches within a successful non-profit forest school just outside of London, England. The forest school provides programs within the Ham Common woods for preschool-age as well as school-aged children. What a treat it was for me to join in and participate in two sessions last Wednesday!
The children were most excited to celebrate their final day at forest school by building a small fire and popping popcorn over open flames. Hopefully this dialogue will give you a sense of the enthusiasm I witnessed as children watched the popcorn kernels begin to pop …
“April, I just saw one [pop]!”
“It sounds like fireworks!”
“Now we can blow out the fire.”
For more information about April’s forest school programs, please visit http://www.treehouselearning.co.uk/