We do not know what the future holds for our children. However, we do know that they will need to be adaptable and resilient in a world we cannot yet imagine. Firelight invites you to share the gifts and teaching of the natural world with your children, which we believe to be as relevant in this technological age as ever before.
Firelight inspires children by fostering a living connection with nature; exploring the wildlife around us throughout the seasons.
Craft, games, woodland wandering, spoken and written word and song are some of our tools. These are supported by compassionate communication, the developmental pedagogy of Waldorf education and Forest Schools UK
Wishing you all a very Happy and Wonder filled 2018
BOOKINGS NOW OPEN for Firelight Easter Exploration – Spring crafts, activities, games, songs, stories
9th -13th April 2018, 10am – 3pm
£25 per day (concessions available)
Kerry’s Gate, near Vowchurch, Herefordshire
“We shall not cease from exploration, and at the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time…” T.S. Elliott
On Monday, or Moon Day, we will take time to land gently and then explore energetically in order to wake up the Celtic wonder of the woodland. The activities will include exploring, mapping and egg wrapping. A story of Eostre will follow to wrap up the day, including a few fascinating facts about the inspirational ingenuity of the bird’s egg.
On Tuesday, or Mars Day, we will introduce the ancient craft of lighting fire without matches. We may start on some whittling skills, and learn or practice how to use a sharp knife safely. Then we will spend time letting a bow find us to learn the beginnings of archery practise, inspired by the San people, the oldest culture on Earth.
On Wednesday, or Mercury Day, we will invite the little Firelight Fox Cubs and their parents to join us in the woods for a day of gentle exploring, magic and song. The older children may be sent off on an important quest…..
On Thursday, or Thor’s/Jupiter’s Day, the day will be inspired by tales from the East, creating animal forms, and carving mud-rock. We will see if we can find some Spring plants to eat along with a woodland version of Spring Rolls.
On Friday, or Freya/Venus Day, we will find colours and create transitory art to enhance the beauty of the woodland. We will make traditional leather medicine pouches and perhaps a small gift to take home in gratitude to parents who have sponsored the adventures of the week!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU
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