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Forest Schools introduction

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Wild nature, risk and trust – how exciting! In this training event we will be exploring nature based education for young children offered as a weekly session on a beach, forest or river. This course will adapt and explore how we can integrate Forest School practice and our methodology of a Nature Kindergarten and address practical issues linked to educating young children outdoors on a weekly basis.


Start Date
Monday 18 June 2018
End Date
Monday 18 June 2018
10:00 - 16:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

You will be able to: 
• Apply aspects of Forest/Bush School practice to your setting 
• Create Benefit Risk Assessments to allow children opportunities to learn in a risk rich environment 
• Progress your skills in bush craft techniques (e.g. knots, tool working, fire)


Additional information

• To explore the origins, ethos and approach of Forest/Beach schools 
• To identify the benefits and learning opportunities offered by ‘wild’ nature 
• To introduce some practical bush craft skills and knowledge


Target Audience
Children's Services (B&HCC) / Early Years Providers / Early Years Providers non Brighton and Hove / Schools
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Course pre-requisites
Safety Net Training Room Portslade, Manor Office, Emmaus, Drove Road
Event Trainers
Jo Gordon
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