The whole staff team joined us on Monday for their second day in the woods. Teachers from the school had piloted our first day like this back in January 2019 and had always talked about it as their best INSET day ever. It felt especially important to offer the right mix of time in nature, creativity and companionship, especially as this time we were welcoming all the teaching assistants too.
Amazingly after heavy rains in the week before, the sun did come out and the trees glistened magically. Artists Susanne Jasilek and Filipa Pereira Stubbs had planned a series of creative adventures both in the woods and out on the meadows. These embraced our values of slowliness, generosity, freedom and space and it was wonderful to watch everyone relax into these offers.