An in depth five day course covering all aspects of Forest School delivery from learning theory to practical tool use with children.

  • From 9am
  • £575
  • Goudhurst

KHWP Forest School Practitioner Training at Bedgebury Pinetum

8th-12th May 2017 – £575

Level 2: Assistant Forest School Leader (QCF).

An in depth five day course covering all aspects of Forest School delivery from learning theory to practical tool use with children.

There are many documented benefits from taking part in Forest School.

Confidence – This was developed by children having the freedom, time and space to learn and demonstrate independence
Social Skills – Children gained increased awareness of the consequences of their actions on peers through group activities, games, tool sharing and participating in play
Communication – Language development was promoted by the children’s sensory experiences
Motivation and Concentration – The woodland tended to fascinate the children, they developed a keenness to participate and the ability to concentrate over longer periods of time
Physical skills – The children demonstrated an improvement in stamina and gross and fine motor control
Knowledge and understanding – Children developed an interest in their natural surroundings and respect for the environment.

Key Findings of the 2006 Study ‘A marvellous opportunity for children to learn: A participatory evaluation of Forest School in England and Wales’ by Liz O’Brien of the Social and Economic Research Group, and Richard Murray of the New Economics Foundation. Commissioned and published by the Forestry Commission.

For more information and to book your place please email Saul on: saul.fajerman@kent.gov.uk or call 01580212972

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