Mindfulness tip! Learn to listen more. Next time you take a walk in the park, try to pay attention to the different sounds of nature. It will refresh your senses and you learn to be more "present".
Gather at the meeting point, briefing on safety assessment
Along the way to base camp, discuss interesting observations
Children discussion on the day's activity
Snack and sharing session (bring your own snacks)
Pack up and return to meeting point
This is a child-led programme, children have to discuss and decide what they want to do. Some activities to guide them include, building dens, nature craft, starting fire, outdoor cooking, nature walks to hills and intertidal shores, whittling, story stones, learning about flora, fauna. All equipment will be provided.
On top of running the activities for the children, our coaches also make observations of your child. We will provide a detailed report on things like your child's personality, interest, strengths. In a tough, engaging environment like the outdoors, one's true personality will be exposed. We hope that with these insights, parents will get a better understanding of their child's interest, and use it to make better decisions that will suit your child's strengths as they progress in their journey in life. This report will be provided after every 2 terms or half a year of our sessions.
To facilitate personal observation and support to each child, we maintain a low coach to child ratio of 1:6.
Each session is 2.5 hours which provides ample time for children to indulge in their interest and activities.
The Forest School pedagogy works through regular interactions with nature. To blossom, children need to feel settled, where they can learn at their own pace.
$720 for 12 sessions
$260 for 4 sessions
$75 for trial
$600 for 12 sessions
$220 for 4 sessions
$65 for trial
Please note that this is a drop off session and is not parent accompanied. This is to allow your child freedom to explore their interest and interact with the other children.
Children should come with a long-sleeve top, long pants, covered shoes and a hat or cap. We recommend a covered attire to prevent against any insect bites and to protect against sunburn. Also as Fathers might recall, once you wear your “Long 4”, you are more willing to be immersed in nature and explore!
What to bring
Back pack with water bottle, raincoat, complete change of clothes and a snack.
Nature Explorers School currently runs programmes at Labrador Park, Mount Faber, Dairy Farm, West Coast Park, Clementi Forest, Pasir Ris Park and Coney Island.