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, safety brief
Along the way to base camp, discuss interesting observations
Children discussion on the day's activity
End of session sharing
Return to meeting point
This is a child-led programme, children get to discuss and decide what they want to do. Some of their favourite activities include building dens, mud play, nature craft, climbing trees, starting fire, outdoor cooking, exploring nature trails, whittling. All equipment will be provided!
On top of facilitating the programme, our coaches also make observations of the children during the session. Parents will receive a detailed report on your child's personality, interest, strengths. In a tough engaging environment like the outdoors, one's true personality will easily be expressed. We hope that with these insights, parents will get a better understanding of their child, and use it to make better decisions that will suit your child's interest as they progress in their journey in life.
To facilitate personal observation and support to each child, we maintain a low coach to child ratio of up to 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 and the children will look forward to coming to the sessions. 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 in a long-sleeve top, long pants, covered shoes and a hat or cap. We recommend a covered attire to prevent insect bites, scratches and sunburn. As Fathers might recall, once you wear your “Long 4”, you are more willing to be immersed in nature and explore!
What to bring
Backpack with water bottle, raincoat, 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.