Into Nature has been a long time in the making. In actual fact, it still is. And maybe, hopefully, it will always be something that evolves and grows, just as we do.
The very first time Carrie and I met, at a very cold day at the National Trust Ebworth Centre, she told me that what she really wanted to do was to set up a not-for-profit organisation, something I was really keen on as well. Fast forward nearly three years and it seems we are finally very close to achieving this.
There are debates now ‘in the scene’ if Forest School is just for the privileged. There is certainly some truth in this – we charge for our sessions, some of our sites are not or hardly accessible by public transport, waterproof clothing and boots are not cheap either – and we hope that by becoming a not-for-profit organisation and hopefully accessing some funding, there will be opportunities to opening up the benefits of Forest School, or indeed of being in nature in a group scenario, for people who might struggle to join us at the moment.
In this blog, we would like to share some of our business journey but also ideas for nature connections – be it with your children, pupils, friends or on your own. Nature is the greatest teacher – let’s get out there and make our lives a little bit wilder.