The Hedgehog Club Code of Conduct
At Hedgehog Club we have a code of conduct which covers some really important rules we need to follow to keep ourselves and our environment safe.
THE GOLDEN RULES
Look after yourself
Look after one another
Look after our forest and planet
RESPECT FOR NATURE
At Hedgehog Club we are learning about our environment and what impact we have upon it. While we are at Hedgehog Club we must try not to pick too many living plants. Use the rule of 5- if there are 5 flowers you can take one but leave the rest for the insects.
LEAVE NO TRACE
At the end of the session please make sure we take all our rubbish with us in order to minimise the impact we are having on the environment.
WORKING WITH TOOLS
At times we may use some tools at Hedgehog Club – knives, saws or loppers. All these activities have been risk assessed and will be supervised by myself or assistant 1:1.
When we have a fire it will be within the fire circle and this must never be entered by children. Do not run around or near the fire when it is lit. This activity will have been risk assessed and all appropriate health and safety equipment will be used.
When lighting a fire the Forest School leader/assistant will take control of the operation. A lit fire will not be left unattended at any point. Any fire will always be safely extinguished by the Forest School Leader. No walking through the fire circle.
PICKING UP AND PLAYING WITH STICKS
Children can carry sticks but make sure they think about how close they are to other children. Long sticks should be transported like a wizard’s staff to keep them from unintentionally (or otherwise!) poking other children. Longer sticks can be dragged or carried with a child at both ends. Sticks must not be thrown, nor should children be allowed to pull them from living trees.