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Forest School is now well established as a fantastic way to engage groups in woodlands and nature and in supporting the personal development of those involved. A milestone in the development of the Forest School approach has now been reached with the launch of the new governing body.
The Forest of Avon Trust remains committed to this inspirational approach and supports education professionals to undertake Open College Network accredited training. July saw the successful delivery of another Level 3 course to a new group of trainee Forest School leaders. There will be a further opportunity on the 12th & 13th November for those wanting a good starting point in Forest School training to undertake the 2 day Level 1 OCN course. This will be delivered at Lawrence Weston Community Farm Woodland – more information can be found on their website.
You’ve heard about Forest School – now come and experience one! This course offers the opportunity to develop confidence, skills and knowledge in order to work with groups in an outdoor setting. The course will be taught at Lawrence Weston Community Farm in North West Bristol by Jon Attwood from the Forest of Avon Trust. Over the two days you will:
- Experience a Forest School session
- Explore the benefits of using a Forest School approach with groups of all ages.
- Learn practical skills and activities to use with groups in an outside setting.
- Develop an understanding of how to work safely in a woodland environment.
This level 1 course is suitable for anyone with an interest in leading and supporting groups in a natural outdoor setting. The cost of the course is £190.00.
This course also provides a stepping stone for those who want to go on and take the Forest School Leaders Course Level 3 (due to be delivered in July 2012- Please call for more details)
For further information please contact Jon at the Forest of Avon Trust: email@example.com 0117 9633383. To book contact Kerry at Lawrence Weston Community Farm: firstname.lastname@example.org 0117 9381128.
Comment from previous delegates;
“I loved the experience of being outside, this has made me really enthusiastic”
“Meeting others, fun practical activities that allowed me to be a child again”
“The resources that have been brought in are fantastic and have supported the activities brilliantly”