Birdwings, the Gold Coast’s first Forest School, is all about living the most natural childhood possible in this busy world. Our forest school programs take children out of their busy schedules and give them time to play with friends in nature. There’s no rush, no schedules, no screens.
We have time to think and dream and talk about the things that interest us. We have time to PLAY! Nature becomes children’s happy place.
There’s plenty of time for children to explore their own learning, supported by experienced nature mentors who believe that children are capable learners. We understand that children crave the simplicity and openness of the time and space that nature provides.
We understand that all children crave connection to community, to culture and to country, and this sense of belonging is at the heart of our business. Our programs operate across Kombumerri and Wangerriburra Country (Gold Coast Hinterland) and we honour these connections through language, story, stewardship of the land and active community connections. We acknowledge the process of Reconciliation is an ongoing and deeply important journey for all Australians.
Forest School is both a philosophical approach and a grounded connection to place. Being outside in wild nature integrates children’s health and well being, developmental growth, and educational learning. Birdwings Forest School have been recognised for our innovative outdoor programs as finalists in the Education category for the QORF Outdoors Qld Awards in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
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