On Monday 16th March 2020 we celebrated our 200th session. Working with a school we had worked with several times before, we had a great day. On previous celebration days (100th and 150th) we had made roundhouse cakes to give to the classes but Covid was on the horizon so we gifted the class some replica artefacts and books. This was our last session before our Covid hibernation having already decided to cancel bookings before it was actually annocunced that schools would close. To complete the circle the same school will be our 201st booking in June 2021. The teacher said, " When we were given permission to make one visit this year it had to be Stone Age to Iron Age at Herd Farm."
In January 2019 fantastic feedback continues to be the norm. In August 2018 we had a group of Foster Carers and their families visit us at Herd Farm for a Prehistoric Playday. We did a bespoke session focusing on fun activities for familes to share including den building, firelighting and cooking over a fire. "Best day ever!" said one young visitor.?
In January 2017 Forest School Plus was visited at Herd Farm by the education team from Flag Fen and Peterborough Museum (Vivacity). Our intergration of Archaeology and Forest School to create an immersive learning experience for KS2 pupils to learn about prehistory they considered to be best practise. Ian has written a short article on the relationship between archaeology and forest school.
We continue to recieve excellent feedback from visiting schools. Here are some extracts from our last few visits in 2016.