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Cavendish school, 31 Inverness St, NW1 7HB
SENIOR FOREST SCHOOL PROGRAMME 6+ years 10am-4pm
NEW JUNIOR FOREST SCHOOL PROGRAMME 3-5 years 9.45am-3pm
- Outdoors all day
- Exploring natural environment in local parks, den/shelter making, hot chocolate in Kelly kettles, team games, nature crafts, getting muddy, making friends and having great fun
- Outdoor kitchen cooking for 6+, learning to make fires safely, and cooking delicious camp fire food
- Waterproof, warm outdoor jacket, trousers and boots essential – as are hat/gloves/spare pair of socks
- Find out more about Forest School ethos here
- Both Forest schools (include wrap around at Holiday Academy if required 8.30-6pm). Pick up/drop off from Holiday Academy venue, Cavendish school
REGULAR HOLIDAY ACADEMY FOR 3-12s (sessions are in ages)
Mornings 10-1pm: MUSIC: Enjoy the fun and innovative sessions with the inspiring soul/funk singer Lisa Panther, who’s love of music is contagious! Lisa will have some new contemporary songs to work on and will be using body percussion, expressive signing and movement.
(3/4/12th April) STREET DANCE sessions Bboy/Bgirl, Old Skool, New Skool and Freestyle with Monica Dhinn (choreographer and dancer – credits include Major Lazor, Beyonce, Arctic Monkeys, iPod, Glastonbury). She has wowed us many times at Holiday Academy with her ability to connect with all age-groups with great results in a short space of time.
(5/6/10/11th April) DRAMA with Emma Stanford: children are given a chance to express themselves in the group honing performance & listening skills.The sessions are theme based to bring focus. Playing games brings in the shyer children so that they are less self-conscious, and acting has a purpose as a group-awareness of others. This extends to older ones by doing exercises that give them a reason/focus for playing their part or character (which they themselves choose based on a loose theme) beyond just ‘acting’. Older children learn the art of creating a whole, cohesive play, as a group.
SPORT/TEAM GAMES: playground games, fitness awareness, netball and football skills and burning off that amazing energy with Harry Benfield Histed
Afternoons 2-4pm: ART and SCIENCE SESSIONS and SPORT/TEAM GAMES. Art and Science activities include t-shirt decorating, egg cup decoration, making chickens, planting seeds, four seasons trees collages, cornstarch slime and other slimes! fizzy drink volcanic eruptions, grow your own bacteria! making bath bombs, activities with beads, clay modelling, peg people making, amazing masks, hama art, and elephant sewing kits
SUZUKI violin club: Fantastic and fun group lessons with Kate Ellingham Hunt (BSI registered) from the Suzuki Hub in Hoxton. Kate is amazing at engaging the children in either a violin ‘try-out’ or supporting holiday violin practice. (£10/child) group lesson, individual sessions (£20/30 mins). Find out more about the Suzuki method of teaching music here.
We make time for child-led and own choice activities with DRESSING UP CLOTHES, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, ART/CRAFT ACTIVITIES, BOARD GAMES, FUN PARACHUTE GAMES, AND MANY BOOKS TO READ
FOREST SCHOOL is an inspirational alternative learning experience which takes place on a regular basis outdoors in natural settings and across all seasons!
*We reserve the right to change the programme
*Our basic timetable (‘clubs’ are extra to this)
8.30 – EARLY BIRD Activities: Art, Games/puzzles, Percussion instruments, Books, Den-building
9.15-10.00 – Settling in sessions for parents/carers to stay and play
10-10.30 – WARM UP/WELCOME
10.30-11.10 – Music or Drama/Yoga or Sport – Wash hands for snack
11.10-11.30 – SNACK TIME
11.30-12.10 – Music or Drama/Yoga or Sport
12.15-12.50 – Music or Drama/Yoga or Sport – Wash hands for lunch/Morning-onlys pickup time
13.00-13.45 – LUNCH
13.45-14.45 – Art/Craft – Sport/Games – Den-building – Story telling – walk to the park
14.50-15.50 – Art/Craft – Sport/Games – Den-building – Story telling – walk to the park Gather up belongings for Home time/Wash hands for snack
16.00-16.15 – SNACK/Extended day – Reviewing the day, Art/Crafts, Games, Books, Den-building
18.00 – HOME TIME
*We reserve the right to changes in the staff/programme