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Outdoor learning

We realise the need for passing down our knowledge and skills to future generations of woodland lovers. We want to ensure that our love for woodlands is sustainable and widely available to as many people as possible. We run courses for teachers, playworkers, nursery and preschool staff where we link the hands on, practical skills to the theory. 

We also run training courses in partnership with hand picked organisations that complement our ethos, such as bushcraft skills for anyone wanting to learn or simply give their well honed skills a boost.

INSET Training Days and Professional Development (CPD)

These training days will be tailored to your needs and requirements. They can be used to form part of an INSET day, during the school term or during weekends. 

The training days are available as a full day or an overnight. These are great for bringing your staff team together, working in unison, but most of all having a great time, whilst experiencing first hand what it actually means to learn outside the classroom and rekindle your sense of adventure. 

    Twilight Teacher Training sessions

    We can develop a bespoke package for your school and come in once every half term to deliver an outdoor learning twilight session for your staff - contact us for more information. 

    INSET Training Days and Professional Development (CPD) 

    We have a variety of short courses that can be tailored to your group or organisation, they are generally half a day each or can be combined with others for a full day or weekend workshops.

    Short Courses & Workshops

    • Sticks & Stones
    • Fire Play
    • Nature Play & Games
    • Sparking Outdoor Play
    • Earthy Play

    Time

    Each short course / workshop is 3 hours long. They can be tailored to individual requirements.

    Cost

    Each short course costs £40 per head

    Number of people

    Courses require a minimum of 10 people

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    Playing with the Elements: This is an exciting playwork training course for anyone who wants to enable and facilitate high quality outdoor play for children.

    • It is a recognised and endorsed level 3 training course certified by Playwork Partnerships and endorsed by SkillsActive.
    • It is a 30 hour course that can be held either as day or twilight sessions. 
    • The course themes include introducing the elements, earth, fire, water, air, and finally mixing the elements. 
    • The course is designed for playworkers and those that work with children aged 4 to 16.

    Time

    30 hours = 6 sessions

    Cost

    £350 pp

    Number of people

    A minimum of 6 people attending to run.

    Book

    Your reviews

    Our day in the woods with Louise and her colleagues left my staff buzzing! They could not wait to get back into the classroom and put into practice some of the ideas that they had learnt. From a developmental angle, the INSET also really brought the staff together; it was fantastic to see them working together so closely whilst thoroughly enjoying themselves. One member of staff captured the day perfectly when she commented 'the best INSET ever! 

    Dan Perry

    Headteacher, Old Cleeve School