“Paul and the team ran a workshop for our EYFS team to help the team understand the challenges and opportunities of delivering a low level forest school programme in the woodland next door. It really boosted the confidence of the team and allowed us to extend the types of content we were able to deliver.”
Providing Teachers With The Skills To Bring Their Outdoor Classes To Life
Many schools have recognised the benefits outdoor learning and the forest school movement can have on pupil outcomes and as a result have invested in upskilling teams and creating outdoor classrooms.
For schools like these we offer additional forest school training and mentoring for teachers/TAs who have their level 2 or level 3 forest school leader qualification. These practical content-led sessions equip participants with a range of new skills and ideas so they can deliver an entirely new and updated forest schools experience to their schools.
The day consists of our experienced instructors leading three sessions. Topics covered include understanding necessary risk assessments, equipment lists, practical application, practice, lesson planning and reflection. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to troubleshoot your own forest school set-up with our team. We’re certain you’ll leave confident that you can deliver the sessions in your own setting.
Practical content-led workshops
Risk assessments and equipment lists
Supporting lesson plans
On school grounds (inset day) or at Trafford Ecology Park
The secret to creating memorable outdoor learning experiences
Our Forest School Training classes are designed to improve your offering as a school, or your development as a teacher. Our experienced instructors share with you the secrets to creating unique and memorable outdoor learning experiences – derived from over a decade of experience in the sector.
Grounded in the forest school ethos, our courses will refresh your knowledge of practical elements such as tool training, campfire lighting, building different types of shelter and tying knots. We can deliver Forest School Training sessions on school grounds or at our woodland base at Trafford Ecology Park.
From qualifications to setting up your own forest school, our most common queries are answered here
Do you need any forest school qualification to be able to attend this course?
No. Although you don’t need any qualifications to attend, you won’t be able to deliver tools or fire within your school setting unless you are Level 3 forest school qualified.
Will I get a qualification at the end of it?
This is a content-led course designed to help teachers and TAs deliver fresh content ideas and to better understand the challenges they face in their own school. There is no additional qualification at the end of it.
I’m interested in setting up a forest school - can you help?
Absolutely. Our team can help you look at the site, choose the right equipment, evaluate the risk, train and mentor your teachers. Contact Paul on 07376081561 to discuss.
If you’d like to know more about our forest school training courses or you’re considering setting up a forest school please get in touch so we can discuss possible options.
We believe in learning with play and creating lasting experiences for your little adventurers. Get in touch to find out what forest school activities we can plan for you.