Forest and Outdoor Learning Award
Forest School is an internationally recognised form of outdoor learning. It is a empowering and creative person-centred approach to supporting the learning and development of children, young people and adults.
Forest School offers participants the opportunity, through repeated visits, to engage sustainably with the richness of our wild environments to help build; confidence, curiosity, resilience, problem solving and creativity, compassion, care, sustainable dispositions, and healthy bodies and minds.
We are are delighted to be working with FSTC who have adopted the Scotland-specific Forest School award system, called the ‘Forest and Outdoor Learning Awards’ (FOLA), having worked with Newbattle Abbey College to develop and pilot them.
The awards support Curriculum for Excellence and the Attainment Challenge in Scotland. They also seek to support the development of skills for Learning, Life and Work to meet the complex demands of a globalised society.
Fire and Tools Training
Would you like to enhance your outdoor play provision by introducing an element of risk but you’re not sure how or if you could even be insured to do so?
This 16 hour practical course covers everything you need to know to deliver outdoor play sessions.
Delivered over 2 days we cover risk assessments, safety, fire lighting and tool use. As a group we do practical basic green woodwork so that you finish the course feeling confident and ready to use your new skills.
And the best bit – not only is this CPD but you will be able to gain insurance via the UK’s leading Outdoor Play / Forest School Insurance Brokers!
“Had a fantastic weekend doing fire and tools training with Susan. Course was very informative, down to earth and a lot of fun. Learned so much, had plenty of practice with tools and fire and even picked up some practical tips to help our daily practice. I cant wait to share my new skills with our little people.”
Sarah Glover, Sept 2019
“I have just completed the 2day training course and couldn’t recommend it any more!
I had such an amazing time and learnt so much and cant wait to use all I learnt in my setting with the children.
Susan was amazing and made me feel at ease through everything!
I cannot thank you enough for teach me so much “
Michelle Elkind, Nov 2019
FUNdamental Play Training
From Play Theory to practical skills when delivering outdoor play.
Our FUNdamental courses are perfect for early years or school staff as well as community groups who are just starting out on their journeys.
These courses are mostly delivered outdoors over half or full days.