We Are Adventurers ran a forest school session for 90 Year 1 children across a three day period at St Hughes School in Timperly April 2013.
“The children (and staff!) thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Paul has a lovely manner which the children really warmed to.
“The activities were really stimulating and exciting and all the children without exception thoroughly engaged in them and enjoyed them.”
“We started off the session with a lovely “getting to know you” session. Paul asked the children to think of an animal that began with the same letter as their name. The children loved this so did their teachers! (We were very impressed that phonics was included in the first couple of minutes!)
“The rope activity was brilliant for PSE and it was lovely to see those children who sometimes hold back in the classroom engaging so freely.”
Fairies and Elves
“The children just loved this! It was lovely to see their faces as they listened to the story the magic fairy string, the mysterious Sneezy the dragon and the Fairy Village.
“All of the activities involved the children using a huge range of skills right across the curriculum. It was particularly interesting to listen to the children describing their fairy houses. It really triggered their imaginations. They worked brilliantly together in their little groups.
“As teachers, we were particularly pleased with the opportunities for follow up work which the initial session had provided. Their writing involved a recount of their session as well as writing instructions for making the fairy bracelets. We also did an excellent character description of the dragon. In independent activities during continuous provision, they made little maps of the village and drew plans of weird and wonderful things to catch the dragon!
“To conclude, it was a really exciting experience for the children and staff which provided the children with a whole range of learning experiences.”
“Oscar really enjoyed his week and is planning a winter birthday party in the forest. He loved getting muddy, was really proud of his creations (kazoo, pendant, lantern), got a kick out of doing had fun building dens, ‘dangerous’ things like sawing and toasting marshmallows on the fire.”
“I don’t know how to write this post without sounding like I’m gushing but my son and his 2 friends had their joint 8th birthday party today with Paul and his team and I can honestly say that it was the best party any of them have ever been to – despite the wind and rain! 24 very excitable and loud 8 year old boys is no mean feat but Paul and his colleague were brilliant and had them all completely entertained to the point that they all complained that they had to go home! Since we got home we’ve all had messages saying it was the best party ever – I’d highly recommend booking them for parties. They even supplied the parents with a shelter and unlimited cuppas! Worth every penny and more!”
“Thanks for Saturday, all the kids seemed to have a great time and we didn’t lose any which is always a bonus(!)”
“Thank you so much to Paul for a fantastic afternoon at Daniel’s 7th birthday party. He says it’s his best party ever!”
“Great time had at We Are Adventurers today. Lovely to see my little boy doing what kids should do! Most enjoyed den building and the zip line. Will definitely be returning for more outdoor fun and exploring.”
“Just wanted to say thank you so much for hosting a brilliant party! I have heard brilliant feedback!”
“Thank you very much for a fabulous and fantastic party! Alex and his friends totally loved it. I think mud, sticks, fire, marshmallows and lots and lots of fun totally sums it up. A birthday adventure and a half! Thanks again.”
“The general feedback from the day was that the Green End staff enjoyed being outdoors and found the morning really useful and full of ideas/games to use with children outdoors. The safety aspects were also really well covered and gave us some good ideas about kit that we need to have access to to use the outdoors successfully.”
“We struggle to get Easton to leave Paul’s camps because he’s having so much fun. With so many holiday clubs offering a variety on the same theme, there’s nothing else like this out there.” Caroline, Didsbury
“Building a fire was really cool. But jumping out a tree on a zip wire was the best!” Easton, 6, Didsbury
“Just wanted to say a big thank you for today Paul! It was amazing party! Harry had a fabulous time as did all this little friends!”
“Thanks you again for the fab week he had with you last week. I would like to know if you would have a spare space for him on Thursday & Friday?”
“Thank you for an amazing party! Everyone was very impressed as it was so different to the usual party entertainer/ softplay/ football ones that are the norm.”
My little boy, Jacob age 4, has been on a school trip today with his class from Staining primary school, they went to Stanley park. He has not stopped talking about his adventure day since I picked him up at 3pm. He has taken a massive shine to somebody called Tom? We honestly haven’t had one sentence without the name Tom in it this evening – this is so lovely for me to hear as my little boy is very shy and takes a while to feel comfortable with people, but he absolutely thinks the world of Tom. He excitedly told me how he chose Tom in the duck, duck, goose game & he couldn’t stop laughing when he was telling me all about it! He’s had a truly fantastic day! Thanks so much to Tom for making my little boy so so happy today. Xxxx
We would just like to say how thankful we are to you and Paul for your efforts and the party as a whole this afternoon. Alina and Zak had a wonderful time and are completely exhausted as a result! They loved every bit of the party, from the den-building, to the tightrope-walking, to the assault course, the campfire and toasting marshmallows over it.
Alina has wanted a superhero-themed party for such a long time, and your outdoor training camp provided the perfect set up for that. Thankfully the weather held and everyone had a great time in the mud! We had such a fantastic response from all of the parents who attended, only positive things to say. I think initially they had been uncertain about an outdoor party in the middle of Winter, but afterwards they were all very impressed.