Why We Urgently Need The Nature Premium

Why we urgently need The Nature Premium Society’s relationship with nature requires immediate action and attention.  We need to do this from the ground up.  Starting with our young people, helping them to ‘grow up greener’.  One way to address this is the swift implementation of the Nature Premium.   Supported and driven by the …

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Forest School digging area.

Forest School Funding For School

Forest School Funding For School Have you ever applied for Forest School funding for school?  I did.  Last year, I was invited to apply for some funding from a local service group.  I heard about it via the school PTA.  However, after hearing nothing for around nine months, I received the good news that the …

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Remember walking down Memory Lane? The sign said so.

Why We Should Remember

Built To Remember It is important to remember.  Recalling our life experiences, how to eat, get dressed, walk on a slackline and events from our recent past barely scratch the surface of our memory’s significance to the human race. Scientists tell us that neural connections (called synapses) in the brain are responsible for creating memories.  …

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A mandala made in Forest School.

Making A Natural Material Mandala

Mandala Origins Have you ever encountered a mandala before?  I hadn’t until recently.  I discovered their origins lie in the Buddhist religion.   A mandala represents what an ideal universe might look like.  Dating from as early as the fourth century, mandalas were produced mainly in Asia.  Often they were painted and carried by the owner …

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Buxton based charity the Thomas Theyer Foundation has a connection to Solomon's Temple.

We Need to Talk Talk About Thomas

Connection I worked a professional photographer for over 12 years in a previous career.  By chance one day while visiting Buxton, my wife and I visited the charity shop for the Thomas Theyer Foundation (TTF Website).  This was the beginning of my connection to as a customer of the charity shop.  I donated a framed …

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Learners with friendship bracelets on their wrists at Forest Club.

First Rule Of Forest Club

Welcome Welcome to Among The Trees.  We are a small company passionate about Forest School, learning outdoors and walking.  From humble beginnings like the acorn, we are hoping to grow into a superb oak.  Our story starts with an exciting after school programme called Forest Club, which has been a hit with the students at …

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