Forest School – Meeting other practitioners

 

I organised my first Forest School meet up for practitioners yesterday, this was done via social media and was a great opportunity to meet up with fellow practitioners to swap ideas and enjoy some cpd with a rare visit from the sun.

Things never really go to plan, I wanted to have a go at some pewter casting but couldn’t find my pewter, which is carefully hidden in the shed.  I’d also cricked my neck and was struggling to look over my left shoulder.  However, I took a couple of projects that I wanted to work on.

I chatted with other practitioners, wandered around a bit, had a cup of tea, sat in a hammock… and that was enough. I realised I needed to just enjoy being in the space and drop the urge to do something, it was lovely to just spend time outdoors, watch other people work on their practice and just relax.

On reflection of the day, there are some things I’d change, better introductions, define work spaces better and have 10 minutes in a hammock.  I’m looking forward to the next one.

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