A one day immersive workshop, introducing the Forest School Ethos and Principles. Melding practical, theoretical and reflective elements led by experienced and supportive course tutors in carefully chosen host sites.
We will look at what makes quality Forest School such a valuable response to the mental health and well-being needs of children, young people and the adults who work with them; delving into some of the challenges we face as educators in an outcome, success driven culture. Acknowledgement of the difficulties we face and an offer of hope for the future, with learner centred, long term programmes in natural environments.
This course is suitable for teachers, support staff, governors, youth leaders, parents, childminders, guiding/ scouting leaders, outdoor learning, DofE, adventure and bushcraft instructors. It is also useful to qualified Forest School leaders as a refresher and update.
The day includes:
- History of Forest School – roots and vision
- The role of spontaneous, risky play
- Woods for well-being – research
- Character education for the 21st Century – enabling and encouraging
- The importance of agency and the value of practical skills – fire, ropes and tools
- Improving outcomes in communication and social skills
- STEM – inspire children through engagement in the natural world
- Meet practising Forest School Leaders
- Delicious food
Come prepared to be outside in all weathers.
This day can be booked as a stand alone Forest School Taster Day, it is included in the L3 Forest School Leader premium training package.