Raising Wildlings

Revitalise Risky Play with Charlotte Lucas

March 15, 2021 Vicci Oliver and Nicki Farrell Season 2 Episode 10
Raising Wildlings
Revitalise Risky Play with Charlotte Lucas
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Raising Wildlings
Revitalise Risky Play with Charlotte Lucas
Mar 15, 2021 Season 2 Episode 10
Vicci Oliver and Nicki Farrell

In this episode, we’re talking to Charlotte Lucas of Free Rangers Forest School about Risky Play, educating parents on the importance of outdoor learning and battling red tape. Like us, Charlotte started out teaching, then undertook her Level 3 Forest School Leader’s qualification. Since then she has swapped an indoor classroom for an outdoor one and has enjoyed facilitating learners’ journeys in natural surroundings so much that she decided to embark upon the Free Rangers’ adventure with the belief that children learn best from learning through play within an outdoor environment.
 
👉  Charlotte shares

  • All the details on Free Rangers including where they are based, what ages they teach, how many children they have, and what programs they run
  • The best things about teaching outdoors and the hardest things about working in the Forest School industry in the UK
  • Why learning outdoors is better for children
  • The benefits of Risky Play that she has seen in her own program
  • What she would show or tell people, in particular parents, to demonstrate why Forest School is so important
  • What she would like to see changed in schools in the future

👉  Opt In

https://www.wildlingsforestschool.com/free-downloadables

👉 Resources & References

www.freerangers.org.uk
www.thewildspace.co.uk
http://www.freerangers.org.uk/our-shop/i-see-free-rangers-book
Facebook.com/freerangersnursery
Instagram: @freerangersnursery @thewildspacecommunity
Pintrest: Free Rangers Nursery

Guest Details

After completing a BSc at Southampton University, Charlotte Lucas became a hockey coach at All Hallows Preparatory School where she realised she wanted to enter into teaching and education. She completed her GTP whilst at All Hallows and became a fully fledged Primary Years Teacher in 2004. After a few years teaching Year 3, she undertook her Level 3 Forest School Leader’s qualification. From her teaching background, she feels that the forest school training spoke deeply to her and opened up a new lens with regards to the best place children should be learning, a place that speaks holistically to them and that place is in natural surroundings.

At Free Rangers, they recognise their individual responsibility to ensure that their environment is one of kindness, enthusiasm and empathy and are committed to ensuring each child’s happiness and wellbeing is nurtured on a daily basis within a natural environment.

Wildlings Forest School Contact Details

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Youtube 

👉 Did You Enjoy This Episode? 

If you enjoyed this episode and the Raising Wildlings podcast generally, we have a favour. Please take two minutes to subscribe, and to write a rating and a review. You can do that on Apple Podcasts right now by clicking here. If you are an Android user, you can follow the podcast on Spotify here and Google Podcasts here. Those actions will help the podcast reach more people, and we would be truly grateful. Thank you so much.

Show Notes

In this episode, we’re talking to Charlotte Lucas of Free Rangers Forest School about Risky Play, educating parents on the importance of outdoor learning and battling red tape. Like us, Charlotte started out teaching, then undertook her Level 3 Forest School Leader’s qualification. Since then she has swapped an indoor classroom for an outdoor one and has enjoyed facilitating learners’ journeys in natural surroundings so much that she decided to embark upon the Free Rangers’ adventure with the belief that children learn best from learning through play within an outdoor environment.
 
👉  Charlotte shares

  • All the details on Free Rangers including where they are based, what ages they teach, how many children they have, and what programs they run
  • The best things about teaching outdoors and the hardest things about working in the Forest School industry in the UK
  • Why learning outdoors is better for children
  • The benefits of Risky Play that she has seen in her own program
  • What she would show or tell people, in particular parents, to demonstrate why Forest School is so important
  • What she would like to see changed in schools in the future

👉  Opt In

https://www.wildlingsforestschool.com/free-downloadables

👉 Resources & References

www.freerangers.org.uk
www.thewildspace.co.uk
http://www.freerangers.org.uk/our-shop/i-see-free-rangers-book
Facebook.com/freerangersnursery
Instagram: @freerangersnursery @thewildspacecommunity
Pintrest: Free Rangers Nursery

Guest Details

After completing a BSc at Southampton University, Charlotte Lucas became a hockey coach at All Hallows Preparatory School where she realised she wanted to enter into teaching and education. She completed her GTP whilst at All Hallows and became a fully fledged Primary Years Teacher in 2004. After a few years teaching Year 3, she undertook her Level 3 Forest School Leader’s qualification. From her teaching background, she feels that the forest school training spoke deeply to her and opened up a new lens with regards to the best place children should be learning, a place that speaks holistically to them and that place is in natural surroundings.

At Free Rangers, they recognise their individual responsibility to ensure that their environment is one of kindness, enthusiasm and empathy and are committed to ensuring each child’s happiness and wellbeing is nurtured on a daily basis within a natural environment.

Wildlings Forest School Contact Details

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Youtube 

👉 Did You Enjoy This Episode? 

If you enjoyed this episode and the Raising Wildlings podcast generally, we have a favour. Please take two minutes to subscribe, and to write a rating and a review. You can do that on Apple Podcasts right now by clicking here. If you are an Android user, you can follow the podcast on Spotify here and Google Podcasts here. Those actions will help the podcast reach more people, and we would be truly grateful. Thank you so much.