Leeds Forest School Cluster Group

Covid-19 - Meetings are now held on Zoom until further notice.

If you would like to join please email Tina and ask to added to the emailing list. To comply with GDPR emails about next meetings etc. will be blinded copied to prevent inadvertently sharing your email with others.

The Leeds Forest School Cluster began in 2010 initially organised and hosted by Skelton Environment Education Centre. In recent years myself and another practitioner, Amanda Newman have been co-ordinating termly twilight meeting at members settings.  Our aim is to support the development of Forest School practice in Leeds through networking, mutual support and Forest School CPD through skill sharing. We are an inclusive group welcoming members from the public, private and community sectors, qualified and unqualified. It is unfunded and is free to join. To find out about the next meeting and join the group contact Tina - tinaevroberts@outlook.com

During Covid-19 pandemic face to face meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Meanwhile the possibility of virtual meetings is being explored.


Meetings have been held at:

Skelton Grange Environmental Education Centre

Ninelands Primary School

Temple Learning Academy

Herd Farm Residential and Activity Centre

Great Preston Primary School

Sharp Lane Primary School

This Green Moon

New Bewerley Primary School


Themes for meetings have included:

Outdoor learning in Maths and Science

How to find training and set up a Forest School

Practising tool skills

Forest School crafts

Fire lighting practise and safe use of Kelly Kettles

Recipe sharing and cooking outside

Bonding and networking with other Forest Schoolers in the Woods

Sharing assessment proformas, floor books and portfolios

Reviewing Forest School resources including books, websites, further CPD

Forest School equipment recommendations and evaluations and local sources of woodland materials

Feedback from FSA conferences and IOL Outdoor Learning Festivals and liaising with other regional Forest School groups

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