Hodgeheg Forest School Training

This course is designed for practitioners who already have two years or more experience of working with children and are over the age of 21. Participants must be able to work in an environment separate to the Forest School course where they can demonstrate a series of sessions that they have learnt whilst on the course.

During the course, I will provide participants with the necessary skills and theory in order to conduct their own Forest School programmes and continually adapt them to the needs of their learners.

Upon completion of the course, participants will have made their own site specific Forest School handbook and feel confident to lead a Forest School in their own right.

Forest School aims to immerse its participants in nature throughout a long-term programme of activities. Throughout those activities, the participants will gain more of an understanding of themselves as part of the natural world, their role as custodians of our environment, the impact we have within it and gain an appreciation of its intrinsic value. Through fun and creative activities, participants will gain confidence, resilience and build friendships in a group that heralds tolerance and diversity as its core values. Participants in Forest School should treat their leaders as guides to support their understanding and develop their play.

Ultimately, anyone who participates in Forest School should feel like they are part of a special group of people, who come together to explore, learn and create together.

Tim – Forest School Trainer

Last year I trained my first cohort of Forest School Leaders.

I have worked in nurseries since 2015. Previously, I spent ten years teaching across all ages in Primary schools in Key Stages 1, 2 and Reception. I have over ten years experience leading Scout groups.

I have four young children. We spend most of our time in the woods!
If there is any time beyond that, I try and squeeze in a little bit of running! Being outdoors and teaching children are my passions!