Coed Lleol / Small Woods Wales FREE Wellbeing, Family & Craft ZOOM Courses – January 2021

Coed Lleol / Small Woods Wales been working and leading in social forestry in Wales for the past decade. They are running a six-week home programme delivered by their experienced leaders. 

Read on to find out more about these flexible programmes (1) and their free accredited courses (2), weekly drop-in zoom sessions (3) and our continuing ‘in real life’ activities (4).   

1. Wellbeing from home  Six week programmes ‘from home’ – including social interaction, nature connection and learning – are facilitated by experienced leaders and staff. Content and delivery are tailored to your organisational and participant needs and with wellbeing at the core, variety, connection, breaks and technology support are integral.  Our six-week programmes:

Sensory Enrichment in Nature with Jody James. Explore and celebrate smell, hear, touch, sight and taste using activities such as nature identification, exploration, nutrition, eating and tonics. 

Interpreting the Natural World with Tara Crank. Bees, seasonal foraging and trees explored through fun and informative talks, guided activities and discussion.

Crafting with Nature with Sue Lee (Cymraeg or English). Make impressions, collage, draw with charcoal and print using home materials and natural objects. 

Crafting for Families a posted activity pack, video tutorial, social sharing, and a zoom session with our experienced woodland family leaders. 

Simple Healthy Eating and Food with Laura Bryan and Tara Crank. Explore seasonal eating, how food affects mood, food in nature (foraging), food groups and safety, planning meals and creating recipes together.  Interactive sessions happen via virtual meetings and can be between 45mins to 90 mins.

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2. Accredited online courses: Preparing a Healthy Meal – This is a free accredited Level 1, six-week course open to any person living in Wales to register. The course starts on Tuesday 12th January at 6pm. During these sessions Laura Bryan and Tara Crank provide an introductory look into the principles of a healthy diet, food hygiene and how to prepare simple healthy meals including Supperclub – creating recipes together.  They will also explore food in nature, how food affects mood and eating with the seasons. To sign up to this free course, please email Laura Bryan      

3. Weekly drop-in Nature Fix – Signpost your friends and family to our weekly drop-in sessions online or perhaps attend to get a flavour of what we offer. 

4.In Real Life – The successful and popular wellbeing activities in the woodland are still being offered throughout Wales in: Anglesey, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Dyfi Valley, Flintshire & Denbighshire, Gwynedd, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Rhonda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Wrexham.

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