Whether you are wanting to spark enthusiasm for outdoor learning or gain an understanding of the Forest School ethos within your school team we can facilitate and support you in this.
Our Forest School level 3 practitioners can come into school and deliver ideas for outdoor learning in your own grounds. Our training sessions are hands-on, collaborative and built around your specific requests and interests. We can provide experience in safe tool use, nature crafts, den building and campfire cooking.
We can provide staff training sessions as a half-day or full-day, on the school site or the private woodland we use in Oughtibridge, Sheffield.
Please get in touch for more information or for a quote.
Foresteers Wild Experience
If you are looking for an actively engaging experience for your class or whole school then the Foresteers Wild Experience could be what you are looking for.
Our practitioners will support the children to experience tool use, nature craft and toasting marshmallows over the open fire.
These days can also be planned around a theme that you are learning about indoors.
These sessions can have flexible times and participants so please get in touch for a quote.
Group Learning Experiences
In this sequence of progressive sessions, participants and practitioners can develop a genuine relationship with one another to increase confidence and self-esteem and to foster independence and a love of the outdoors. Children will be taught traditional woodland skills, to understand personal and physical boundaries, to learn risk management and to value nature and be able to communicate about it. This programme begins with achievable, child-initiated activities to familiarise children with the natural world – such as arts and crafts, sensory exploration and wildlife projects. As the children become more comfortable in the outdoor environment, the tasks increase in skill level. We introduce specialised tools and skills such as using a bow saw, tying rope knots, building shelters and lighting fires. Woodland visits will always incorporate wide-area team-building games and campfire cooking.
What Will We Need:
Children will need clothes that are suitable for the weather at any particular time of the year. As the weather begins to turn cold, this can include as many layers as you see fit. Please provide the following for your child when they have their Forest School sessions:
- Pair of wellington boots
- Long-sleeved top (tops in cold weather)
- Pair of jogging bottoms
- Waterproof coat in wet weather
Book through the Book Now tab. April 13th and 14th 2024 Both days 9am-6pm £200 per person Wharncliffe Side Community Centre, S35 0DD This qualification is suitable for those working with children and infants within an outdoor context. This qualification can include...