Forest school level 3 training day 8 (Fly Agaric cohort)

Location  Scotswood Garden

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Course content

The course will support you to understand everything you need to know to design and run a Forest School programme safely and effectively including:

-       Understanding how children learn and develop

-       Learning about woodland plants and animals and how to care for woodlands

-       Practical skills including fire lighting, cooking, using tools, tying knots and building shelters, and how to safely teach these to a group

-       How to maintain safety and wellbeing, and understand the relationship between risk and developmental benefit

-       How to effectively communicate the ethos and benefits of Forest School

Course Duration

  • 10 taught days (5 x 2 day blocks) of teaching spread over 9 months
  • Written work: learners complete and submit 20 written tasks throughout the course. The last of these tasks are submitted 3 months after the last day of training.
  • Support and advice available by telephone or email throughout the course.
  • Before the last day of training, learners need to complete a separate 2 day ITC first aid course (not included in price).
  • During the last 4 days of training, learners will demonstrate their practical skills and work together to deliver a session that demonstrates the ethos of forest school.

Added by Harriet Menter