Whispers from the Wood, Ep 2: A Treasure from the Forest

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Wild Wellbeing: Life Through A Lens

This activity is aimed at teens studying Key Stage 3 and upward. The video can also be used as a lesson by high school teachers and homeschooling families.

Spending quality time in nature is a proven way to look after your mental wellbeing. By slowing down, taking notice and paying attention we can get into a mindful headspace. Crating your own nature photography is an effective way for young people (and adults) to learn this technique.

Join Lea, a Forest School Leader, as she guides you through this fun activity.

Woodland Classroom are based in North Wales and deliver environmental education for schools and organisations, as well as running their own programme of exciting outdoor courses for adults and woodland holiday clubs for kids. Find out more at:

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Wild Wellbeing: In the Mind of a Minibeast

This outdoor activity session is aimed for kids at Key Stage 2. The video can also be used as a video lesson by primary school teachers or homeschooling families.

Have you ever wondered what it is like to enter the brain of a bug? They live their tiny lives all around us, in the undergrowth. When we enter the 'Mind of a Minibeast' we can get creative, learn empathy and tell stories about the amazing living things around us.

Join James, a Forest School Leader, as he guides you through this fun activity.

Woodland Classroom are based in North Wales and deliver environmental education for schools and organisations, as well as running their own programme of exciting outdoor courses for adults and woodland holiday clubs for kids. Find out more at:

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Boost Your Immune System with Wild Plants

I show you 6 common edible wild plants you can add to your diet which will boost your immune system and improve your health. I also suggest several ways to use these plants in food.
I look at cleavers, jack by the hedge, nettles, wood sorrel, dandelion and wild garlic. These are all common plants, often considered weeds, in the the UK. Wild foods are so good for our overall health and whilst we're foraging we are also outdoors getting exercise, fresh air and sunshine on our faces.

Woodland Classroom host courses in foraging, wellbeing in the woods, mindfulness in nature and bushcraft in North Wales. If you would like to know more, go to:

Note: Always have the permission of the landowner if you want to forage and ensure you have a good wildflower ID guide (or two) with you so you can make a a positive and safe identification of the plant.

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Mindfulness in Nature: Techniques for Summer

I give you 9 techniques that you can do yourself to practise mindfulness whilst out enjoying a walk in nature.

In this video I take a walk through the Welsh countryside in summer. Some of the techniques here are best practised in warmer weather, but mindfulness in nature can be practised whatever time of year.

Presented by Counsellor, Life Coach and Mindfulness in the Woods Practitioner, Lea Kendall from Woodland Classroom Ltd.

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