Forest School Training
We offer Forest School Leader (Level 3) and Assistant (Level 2) training at our beautiful woodland centre, where we are passsionate 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.
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.
A course for people wishing to assist in the delivery of Forest School programmes. The course covers the Forest School approach to learning, risk management and practical skills.
An introductory Forest School experience day for teachers, childminders and parents to get a taste of what Forest School is about.
Explore the natural world through sensory observation, sketching and wordsmithing using the ‘Lost Words’ book and other nature poets and painters as inspiration.
Learn how to make imaginative outdoor play structures for children from ropes and wood.
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.
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.
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