Forest School Training
What is Forest School ?
Forest School is a long term learning process that supports natural holistic development in learners of all ages and abilities. It originates from Scandinavian (particularly Danish) Early Years systems where child-led learning and play in the natural world are actively encouraged. The philosophy of Forest School is deeply rooted in understanding child development, learning and self esteem theories, and applying this understanding to facilitate powerful learning experiences. The repeated contact with a natural space (ideally woodland) is vital to support this process. Learners are empowered to take responsibility for their own learning, and encouraged to develop skills and independence.
We offer Forest School Leader (Level 3) training at our beautiful woodland centre, where we are passionate about outdoor learning and providing high quality training. Forest School is an approach to learning in the outdoors, which offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning experiences in the natural environment. Come on one of our Taster Days to find out more about Forest School. We also offer CPD courses for Forest School Leaders.
Forest School Leader (Level 3) Training
This training course is essential for anyone wishing to lead Forest School programmes in their own setting. It covers learning theory and practical skills, plus gives participants the confidence and knowledge needed to establish and deliver their own Forest School programmes.
Forest School Taster Days
An introductory Forest School experience day for teachers, childminders and parents to get a taste of what Forest School is about.
Advanced Knife Skills
Explore how to use a fixed blade knife as a wood craft tool and how to realise both its potential and limitations.
Learn how to design, build and manage your own composting toilet for your Forest School site.
SUPPORTING CHILDREN THROUGH ANXIETY AND TRAUMA
Renowned Forest School trainer, Jon Cree, will call on current neurological understanding and share practical ideas to help you understand and support childrens’ emotional wellbeing.
This therapeutic storywork course will equip educators with tools for working in a therapeutic way with nature based stories, storylines and storymaking, which can be used in or with the natural world.
woodland management for educators
From woodland ecology and basic site surveying, to trees, woodlands, wildlife and the law, this course will give outdoor educators a sound knowledge of their environment and how to maximise its potential, whilst maintaining a minimal impact approach.