Simon Gough-Brown, a member of the Forest School Camps, has replied to our inquiry about the Woodcrafters who stay creative in spite of having been… The U.K., the Forest School Camps : Staying creative despite the lockdown
Forest School Camps
FSC is not a commercial holiday company, it is an educational charity, a voluntary organization. All our officers and staff are unpaid volunteers.
Our education is about discovering for oneself how to do something, rather than being told in the abstract. Children and staff find themselves in situations that encourage this; the outdoors demands and encourages learning.
We remove the unnecessary authority and, with due regard for safety and legality, encourage children to take responsibility and to reach their own decisions on small and not-so-small issues, individually or as members of a group.
At camp we aim to teach ourselves how to live with independence and responsibility; concern and care for ourselves, other people and the environment; resourcefulness and self-confidence; tolerance and respect. FSC is determined that all people be treated equally regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, religion and disability. These are high ideals – we don’t always succeed.