Forest School Level 1: Introduction to Forest School Principles,  2 days: 6th & 13th June 2019

Forest School Level 1: Introduction to Forest School Principles, 2 days: 6th & 13th June 2019

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June
06
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June
13

9.30 am - 4.30pm

£300

LOCATON: 

Bristol area. 

Cathedral Primary School Forest School, 

Bristol Choir Playing Fields, 

Beggar Bush Lane,

Failand, 

Nr. Bristol, 

BS8 3TG. 

BS8 3TG​

Course Description

Participants will explore and experience all aspects of the Forest School approach, learning a range of activities to use with Forest School groups.

Over the two days, the course allows participants to:

  • Experience a Forest School session.
  • Explore the Forest School ethos and principles how it can benefit groups of all ages.
  • Learn practical skills and activities to use with groups in an outside setting, including: sensory exploration, shelter building, games and using natural materials.
  • Develop an understanding of managing risk and how to work safely in an outdoor setting.
  • Learn about the woodland environment and its wildlife and how to minimise impact.
  • Make a start on written work for a portfolio (to be completed in participants own time to gain the accreditation).

Course Requirements

The Level 1 course requires:

  • 2 days taught time on the course
  • 14 hours self-study time – including a minimum 2 hour observation of a Forest School session and time to complete written work in portfolio
  • A DBS (formerly CRB check) to have been undertaken by the organisation/group the participant works or volunteers with.

Qualification

Ascentis (formerly AptEd) Introduction to Forest School Principles Level 1 certificate.

With Level 3 this qualifies you as a Forest School Leader. 

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Course Tutor

  • Jon Attwood

    Jon Attwood

    Forest School Level 1 Trainer

    Jon has worked for/ with the Forest of Avon Trust since 2010 running Forest School training and wellbeing activities. He now combines running his own business with delivering our Level 1 Forest School training and school activities. Previously, Jon lead a range of conservation groups in the Bristol area.  

Booking Form - Forest School Level 1: Introduction to Forest School Principles, 2 days: 6th & 13th June 2019