My forest school promotes self-lead learning and discovery, focusing on woodland crafts, safe tool use, local knowledge and tradition, foraging, cooking and healthy eating. I seek to foster a community of outdoor loving adventurous explorers who respect and love the natural world they inhabit.
Forest School Ethos
Forest School is an innovative and educational approach to outdoor learning and play. It uses the outdoor environment to access new learning opportunities, using child-lead play and self-discovery to promote personal, social and emotional development.
Forest School takes place in a natural or woodland environment, in the form of frequent and regular sessions over a long period of time, run by a qualified practitioner.
Robinson's Discovery Tree is a Forest School based in Bristol and the South West of the United Kingdom. It is run by Jemma Robinson, a qualified level three forest school practitioner and a member of the Forest School Association.
Nurturing a joyous passion for outdoor adventure and nature based play, Jemma believes wholeheartedly in the benefits of nature connection for health, well-being, self-confidence and learning. Jemma also works with Badger Forest School, Honey Woods, Adventures in Nature, Mud Pie Explorers, the Forestry Commission and Bee Bristol.
Previously Jemma ran a highly successful school and community project for Sustrans North East, ran away with the circus to India, tutored and lived in the Jungle in Costa Rica and worked as a cowgirl in the U.S.A.
Her main joy is to inspire others with a healthy respect and deep love for our natural world. She invites you to create, connect, challenge and grow in nature.