September - With no Festival of Archaeology in 2018 a new venture was planned in collaboration with Herd Farm - a Heritage Open Day on 7.9.18
August - First stall at York River Art Market for Tina Roberts FSP Art & Craft
August - First Prehistoric Playday for Foster4Leeds was a great success with both adults and children
August - First tour of the roundhouses with an archaeology group
July & August -More Nature Play sessions were held in the holidays for Friends of Middleton Park and The Chillout Club at The Grammar School at Leeds.
April- Having the coldest day and the hottest day we were presented with new challenges. Where do you find shade when there are no leaves on the trees. Our trusty golf umbrellas purchased for
rainy days provided welcome shade.
March - The Beast from The East presented some challenges and involved some last minute re-scheduling of bookings
January -Work commenced in early January
with in-school workshops and outside again on the 31st.
October - 100th Prehistoric Experience @HerdFarm
September - First Forest Schol Play session at the Great Middleton Show - also won best in show for art!
July - Second Festival of Archaeology open day at Herd Farm
July - Attended Natural Dyeing course Leeds College of Art
June - green woodwork course with The Woodsmith
April - Volunteered to help Stonehenge trained neolithic thatchers Lisa and Wendy to replace roof of largest roundhouse at Herd Farm.
April - Opened Folksy shop online for nature inspired art and craft - https://folksy.com/shops/TinaRobertsFSPArtCraft
March - Made a bronze axe with James Dilley
February - Forest School First Aid certificate renewed
January - First Survial Day experience to inspire Year 6 writers
January - Education team from Flag Fen visit FSP at Herd Farm to find out about intergrating Forest School and Archaeology into prehistoric experience days for KS2.
January - First "The Romans are Coming!" in school
September - Visit to Isle of Harris and Lewis and Perthshire to see prehistoric Callanish Stones and the Scottish Crannoch Centre
July - First Festival of Archaeology Prehistric - Romans Open Day for teachers and families @HerdFarm
July - First Explorers @HerdFarm experience for KS1
May - First Stone Age Experience @HerdFarm
April -First "The Romans are Coming!" experience @HerdFarm
April - Visit Archeon in Netherlands for further CPD in living history
February - First Forest School playscheme sessions
January - First bronze Age burial workshops - nice to be indoors in midwinter!
November - Northern Histroy Forum exhibition
September - First iron Age Experience @HerdFarm
August - Preparation days at Herd Farm, making and collection of artefacts for first Iron Age Experience
July - Visits to Butser, ATC and Stonehenge to further develop knowledge of prehistory
June - Publication of "TREE-mendous History" in Primary History Magazine http://www.history.org.uk/resources/primary_resource_8378_3.html
June - Another set of facsimile cave paintings delivered to Artemis
June - Exhibition at Global Learning Event, Trinity University, Leeds
May - First bookings of half term play sesions for FOMP - "Nature Art" and "Strings and Things"
May - Free Forest School Taster sessions held at Ninelands Primary school for Leeds Teachers and TAs.
May - History of Charcoal Burning workshop as part of the Middleton Park Heritage Day for local Y6 pupils
April - First visit to see the roundhouses. Plan to start Iron Age Experience collaboration with Herd Farm.
April - "From Little Acorns..." Workshop delivered to Northern History Forum showing how Forest School, trees, parks and woodland in the loal area can contribute to historical
March - delivered Forest School Taster for Garforth Primary Partnership (and broke right fore finger!)
March - completed commission for facsimile cave paintings and delivered them to Artemis, Leeds
February - attended Lindley Trust Festival
of Outdoor Learning at Hollowford, Castleton, Derbyshire
January - @ForestSchoolTR live on Twitter
November - Exhibition at Northern History Forum
October - delivered first Changes from Stone Age to Iron Age workshop
September - Ledsham Fair - Exhibition, interactive activities and prehistoric food tasting
August - Visit to Castell Henlyss to develop knowledge of prehistory
Set up Forest School Plus to offer Forest School, Nature Play, Prehistoric workshops and develop associated art and crafts