Training

We are a Bristol based charity which delivers nationally recognised accredited Forest School level 1 and 3 training courses Inset, development and taster days for schools/nurseries and a growing range of specialist training, including accredited outdoor first aid.

Inset and staff development days

We provide one-off tailored training for schools and nurseries, including Inset Days to help develop learning in the natural environment (LINE) for your whole setting.

Download our information guide about inset and teacher training (pdf) or get in touch with us to find out more.  Email: admin@forestofavontrust.org or telephone Phoebe Fenton on: (0117) 963 3383

For all services we offer to schools, including tree-planting and design, see our Services for Schools brochure (pdf)

Forest School Level 3 and Level 1 training

Whether you want an introduction to Forest Schools (Level 1), or want to become a Forest School Leader (Level 3) we have the course for you. We have been running accredited Forest School training since 2010 and as a charity, pride ourselves on the training and support we have provided many teachers, support workers and others.

Check our Frequently Asked Questions about training for further information and find out about our training staff and session leaders here.

Book online now to reserve a space on a course and we will send you a full booking form. Our full 2015/16 training programme will be launched shortly, Email: admin@forestofavontrust.org for latest details.

Forest School Case Studies

The Forest of Avon Trust has worked with a wide range of groups using the Forest School approach and we have produced case studies of our work with early years & primary groups and adults with learning disabilities. These Forest School Case Studies are available to download here.

Learning Resources

A number of practical resources are available for use with your groups and can be downloaded and used for free.

Ongoing support

The Forest of Avon Trust provides ongoing support for its trainees, including advice on setting up a Forest School in your nursery/school or as a freelancer.

Short of activity ideas? Download our free woodland activity resources.

Partners

The Forest of Avon Trust works with Lawrence Weston Community Farm to provide accredited Forest School Introduction to Forest Schools (Level 1) training in Bristol.

We work with Go Wild Education to run accredited Forest School Leaders (Level 3) training at St. Werburgh’s City Farm in Bristol and Tintern in the Forest of Dean.

 

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