Let the games begin!

Hi Friends, You could smell the team spirit in the air today! We hosted our first annual “Winter Olympics” and the Weather Gods were on our side bringing us snow!  Our students were put to the test today, mentally and physically and came out on top!  Before our games started we had to decide which…

Our “Winter” Olympians

Wow! What a wonderful day for our Olympics. Though we lacked the obvious winter appeal, we made up for it in high-energy games, creative play and an incredible spirit of the games! Upon arriving at Bygone Days, students were divided and asked to choose (or create) a country (Canada vs Nepal; Greece vs The Bernese…

Hibernate, migrate or keep active!

Hi everyone! Today was packed full of exploration, curiosity and new skills!  With our focus on wilderness survival we decided to gear our day towards learning about our furry little friends and how they survive our harsh, Canadian winters.  Our students decided to start their day by working towards a new bead – “starting a fire…

Subnivean Cities

Hey Everyone, What an interesting day we had for our Winter, wait scratch that, Freezing Rain Survival days.  We went into this expecting to create quinzees and spend all day in the snow, but who could’ve guessed our snow would turn to ice so quickly!? So what can we do but make the best of…

Who needs snow for snowshoes…

Hi Friends! We would like to welcome back all of our students to Free Spirit Forest School for the winter semester and we are happy to introduce one of our newest teachers; Neal! This week was all about getting comfortable with outside travel.  We took time to set our intentions for Forest School meaning, how…

Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland…

…with snowshoes! Welcome back everyone to our Winter Semester at Free Spirit Forest School – and what a great kick-off we had!  This week was all about getting comfortable and really enjoying the Snow – and evidently ice on Wednesday.  Though buses were cancelled both days, that didn’t stop us from exploring.  We built snow…