The Forest of Avon Trust is a Bristol based charity which provides: 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Phoebe Fenton or Jon Clark 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.
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: email@example.com 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.
A number of practical resources are available for use with your groups and can be downloaded and used for free.
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.
The Forest of Avon Trust works with Lawrence Weston Community Farm to provide Forest School training for outdoor leaders in Bristol.
This year, the Forest of Avon Trust is again working in partnership with Go Wild Education to run accredited Level 3 training in St Briavels in the Forest of Dean.
Training manager Jon Attwood is approved by the Forest School Trainers Network.