Schools, groups and training

Forest School and Outdoor Learning

Schools: We are able to offer some dates for schools and nurseries for Forest School sessions, bespoke sessions, class trips and nurture sessions. At the moment we have the option for occasional sessions on Mondays and Fridays.

We are currently offering some intervention work on Wednesday mornings. At these sessions, the children attend 1:1 or 1:2 with teaching assistants from their school. The skillfully led sessions are proving to be very successful with signs of increased attainment and attendance at school.

Creative Artist Days: Come along and make some natural creative art in the woodland in the style of artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and James Brunt.

We were privileged to have James Brunt visit the woods in November 2019 for an incredible development day and plan to have him back in Spring – keep an eye out on Facebook for more information.

If you would like us to arrange for him to run a session here for your school, please get in touch with us.

Groups: If you are interested in a tailor-made session for your group (scouts/guides/team building etc) please get in touch and we will endeavour to accommodate you.

Training: We can offer the following sessions:

# Skill development days for Forest School Leaders and trainees

# Outdoor learning skill days for class teachers and TAs.

#Twilight training for schools.

#Inset Days for schools.

Get in touch if you think we can be of help!

I recently welcomed Samuel Barlow Primary Academy for a twilight taster session, their Principle wrote the following review:

“Our evening twilight with Woodland Nurture was an inspiring evening for our entire staff. Using precious professional development time needs careful consideration and in order to ensure that our whole staff understand the value of what Forest School can offer we put aside this time to accompany our newly qualified Forest School leader for an evening of exploration. Claire welcomed us to explore her evolved site and treated us to an experience just as the children would be encouraged to learn from their environment. This approach allowed us to embrace the possibilities for our children in a tangible manner and was a great way to understand the parameters for learning in the outdoors safely. As adults we learned how to allow children to this world in a manner that would inspire and nurture skills that are neglected in an indoor classroom environment. Listening to nature from a hammock, building fires, using nature to make art and tools for creating carefully planned yet learner initiated activities everyone left with something to reflect and plan for their future involvement.

Claire shared her story and passion with us which I am sure has ignited the passion in all of our staff and we hope to return for future training and events as our provision evolves and enables the very best opportunities for our children. “