CPD & EDUCATIONAL RETREATS

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Our purpose is to share knowledge and practice about all things forest school in a fun, accessible and affordable way. We run courses for adults here at our woodland in Mid Devon. We are also available to run bespoke courses for organisations and groups - please email us with a request.

UPCOMING CPD:

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PREVIOUS CPD INCLUDES:
Outdoor Cooking: Sun 23 June

Not just for teachers, this retreat is for anyone who wants to spend a glorious day, cooking up tasty food in the forest!
- Learn about our handmade outdoor ovens
- Dutch oven cooking
- Wood fired oven cooking
- Tips on making cooking accessible for children
- Working around dietary requirements
- Seasonal recipes and basic foraging principles


Outdoor CPD for Teachers & Childcare Workers

- Increase your understanding of of the Forest School ethos and principles

- Learn basic tool use and ideas of small projects to create with children

- increase your understanding of and connection with the natural world and how to foster that connection in children

- Find out the benefits of Forest School learning


Storytelling, Music & Drama

A day of learning focused on Music, Drama and Storytelling for both adults and children.

This practical and fun day will focus on how dynamic outdoor storytelling, music and drama can invite participation, help to bond a group together, support those who may lack confidence, and boost self esteem.

We will explore how to effectively capture the imagination of a group through storytelling, and how to encourage others to tell their own stories. We will make music together including call and response songs and drumming circles.


Playworking Outdoors

A day of learning about playwork theories and approaches, how we can apply these in our settings and create opportunities for children to access different types of play.


Early Years Outdoors

Practical day full of tips and activities to use with Early Years children outdoors, including Forest School Principles and theories, risky play, tool use, nature connection and crafts.

Please contact us if any of the above training is of interest - we may be able to run it for you! childrenoftheforest@outlook.com



Previous attendees' feedback:

‘Delivery of session was fantastic and provided lots of useful ideas to use in our setting and how to adapt to different ages.’ - Jade, Early Years Worker

‘Took me out of my comfort zone but in a supportive environment. Lots of laughing. Great pace and variety. More of the same please, it was great!’ - Claudia, Forest School Leader

‘Inspirational leaders - great setting. Thanks for sharing all your ideas. Very welcoming group. Had a great day.’ Brengain, Forest School Leader

‘Showed us lots of things I didn’t know before. Really excited to take everything back to the preschool and children. They will love everything and it will really help progress their development. You really helped my confidence.’ Alanis, Preschool Worker


Check our facebook and booking page for details of upcoming CPD courses