Children are active in determining the values that govern behaviour and activities at Forest School.
The TWiG values have been written by the TWiG Community, led by the children.
The values, displayed next to the fire circle, can be added to at any time by child or adult and are returned to if the community feels the values are not being met.
Those attending TWiG Forest School agree to:
In any first session, TWiG staff introduce the agreements. They ensure our safety.
We have guidelines and boundaries that all participants are made aware of in addition to the TWiG.
Boundaries: All participants to stay within the Forest School boundary - marked by fencing.
Fire: All participants can approach the fire when invited by a member of staff. Kneel near the fire, walk when moving within the fire circle.
Tools: All participants ask a FSL before using a tool. All staff must be trained in the use of tools before assisting a child/young person. Once trained, the staff members must remind child/ren to re-cap on the correct use of the tools before taking them to the tool area.
Washing: All participants to wash hands before eating or drinking and before leaving
Questions: When in doubt, ask
This handbook outlines what we do and why we do it. Whether you are a parent or student, referrer or teacher, carer or visitor, staff member or volunteer, this handbook is for you. It will give you an insight into the TWiG vision and values and it will help you play a meaningful role in the Forest School.