Growth, Resilience & Outdoor Wellbeing 

NEWS UPDATE

Our Forest and woodland sessions are paused until further notice

The Directors and forest school staff of Grow-Wellbeing Community Interest Company hope that you and your families are staying safe and well through the Covid-19 pandemic. This has been a challenging time for all businesses, and we are no exception. We have been aware through the lockdown period how important the outdoors has become for so many people, walking in the park, gardening, listening to birdsong, and seeing lots of wildlife, really appreciating the natural world. 

This is why we are keen to ensure we continue to provide more opportunities for children and young people, and their families, to engage and learn about how important nature is to our health and wellbeing (and the planet's!) 

However, following the government announcement of a third period of national lockdown, and restrictions imposed, we have no choice other to postpone all of our face-to-face sessions until further notice.

 

We look forward to being able to reopen and welcome you all back to our numerous Kinder Garden sessions, now running Thursday morning and Saturday afternoon sessions as well as Wednesday and Saturday mornings: to our Woodland Explorers programme for 5-14 year olds, Adventure Club during school holidays and Family Forest workshops throughout the year.

We are developing some online activity videos and resources to help us to keep

in touch throughout the current lockdown  period, and help you keep connected to nature!

 An Act of Kindness

Spending time in nature is beneficial to everyone's health and wellbeing, and this Act of Kindness gifts a child, young person or adult time and space in a session outdoors. GROW-Wellbeing aims to provide opportunities for a range of people - children, young people and adults - within our communities on Merseyside - including some of the most disadvantaged.

Donating to GROW-Wellbeing, through an 'Act of Kindness' will enable us to reach out to more of our community members who may really benefit from engaging in activities in the natural environment to benefit their health and wellbeing.

 

These may include families referred to GROW from the Social Prescribing service, Looked after Children, Children and Young People referred to CAMHS, Nurture Groups and Pupil Referral Units, BAME groups and Refugees and Asylum seekers.

 

We will keep records of all who have made 'An Act of Kindness', and will notify when a place/s have been gifted. We would like to publish the names of all who have gifted, however, if you wish to keep your purchase anonymous, your details will not be published.

 

Click here to read more about making an 'Act of Kindness' 

GROW-Wellbeing C.I.C. is a socially trading organisation that delivers creative, personally affirmative opportunities for children, young people and adults to engage in activities in the natural environment

Our mission is to support healthy communities,  strongly connected to the natural environment.To achieve this, we deliver programmes aimed at building relationships between people, with a commitment to diversity and inter-generational co-operation, and the natural world.

Using forest learning, creative arts, storytelling, nature studies, outdoor adventures, games, play and eco-therapy, we aim to support the growth and development of resilient children and young people, committed to the future stewardship of the natural environment. 

Work with GROW

We are hiring!

Are you a qualified, motivated and reflective Forest School Leader who is passionate about nature, and who can inspire, support and motivate others?

full details of this sessional post, including job description, person spec and application form can be found here: 

Volunteer with GROW

Volunteers at GROW earn valuable experience and develop their Forest learning, horticultural and arts and craft skills and proficiency, with our experienced staff.

GROW staff are a community of mentors and avid learners. If you’re looking to learn new skills and knowledge about nature, learning and working with children, young people and adults, there is no better place!

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