Forest School Leader - Skills Share Day

Connecting People with Nature

Mentored by

Charlotte Atkinson

Connecting People with Nature

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Location address: Wilby, IP21 5LT
Chosen age group:

Ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard ticket £50Free ticket Free
Next date: Tuesday 18th Jun,
A summary
This one day course is designed for both new and more experienced Forest School Leaders as an opportunity to get together with other leaders to share ideas and experiences, practise your practical skills and take away some new activities and games to try out with your groups. During the day there will be time for you to share something that you have used successfully at Forest School with the group. This could be a resource, a game or an activity. There will also be activities on offer for you to try and time for you to work on your practical skills. There will be opportunities to prepare a fire to heat a kettle or light a storm kettle to make drinks or you could have a go at setting up a cooking fire and doing some campfire cooking.
About your mentor
Charlotte Atkinson
Connecting People with Nature
Charlotte has over 20 years’ experience of working with children, schools and families as a primary school teacher, headteacher, educational consultant, Forest School leader and trainer. She is a qualified Level 3 Forest School practitioner with over 10 years' experience of leading Forest School sessions with children aged 2-11 years. Charlotte is a Forest School Association (FSA) endorsed trainer and trainer assessor. She provides guidance with setting up and running Forest School as well as practical delivery of sessions and support with bid-writing and site design. Charlotte is a British Nordic Walking instructor and runs regular ‘Learn to Nordic Walk’ programmes at Charlotte’s Wood. She has a diploma in 'Shinrin Yoku' and provides guided Forest Bathing sessions at the woodland.
About the session...
* The session will take place at Charlotte’s Wood in Wilby. The address is Sundial Cottage, London City Road, Wilby, IP21 5LT. There is limited parking at the venue so if possible, please park at Wilby Coronation Hall, on London City Road (IP21 5LE) and then walk 400m up London City Road (away from the village). We are on the left, just past ‘The Shingles’. There is a pair of mirrors opposite the entrance. * The session will start at 9.30am and will finish at 3.30pm. * The day will be spent entirely outdoors so you need to come dressed appropriately for the weather. Steel toe capped boots are recommended in case we need to harvest materials. * Please bring something to share! If it is an activity that involves resources, please bring enough for approximately 10 people to have a go. You might also want to bring along ingredients and cooking equipment for any recipes that you would like to try out. Tools and other equipment and resources for tutor-led activities will be provided. * Refreshments will be provided but you will need to bring your own lunch. * The session is free as part of the course for those who are currently completing their Level 3 Forest School Leader training with Charlotte's Forest School (or who have completed the course but not yet attended a Skills Share). The cost for others is £50 per person. Please select the appropriate ticket and send a message if you would like to be invoiced and pay by BACs instead. * If you are unable to attend the session, please cancel using Eequ. Likewise, if you are going to be late, you can find my mobile number in the full details of your booking on your Eequ booking page. Please call me and let me know! I will look forward to welcoming you to Charlotte's Wood for a day of learning and development!
Learning aims
Aim 1
To further develop your practical skills for Forest School.
Aim 3
To add to your bank of ideas for games and activities at Forest School.
Aim 5
To gain confidence by sharing your ideas with others.
Aim 2
To connect with others, network and share ideas.
Aim 4
To have time and space for your own professional development.
Charlotte's Wood
Charlotte's Wood is a place where people can connect with nature. It is a tranquil, privately owned woodland in the heart of rural East Anglia - large enough to lose yourself in but not large enough to get lost in! The woodland has a path running around the perimeter that makes it accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Next to Charlotte's Wood are two luxury holiday lodges and a cosy log cabin sits on the woodland edge.  The cabin is used as a venue for meetings and training and as a meeting point and shelter during woodland activities. It can also be hired as a place to stay. There is a toilet in the cabin at the entrance to the woodland and a compost loo in the woodland that is used during sessions. At the woodland Charlotte facilitates various activities and events for adults and children throughout the year. The overarching aims of these are to provide meaningful nature connection experiences for all in order to promote physical and emotional wellbeing, to bring people together and promote social interactions and to generate a lifelong love of being outside in the natural world. These experiences include: * Forest School Leader training, taster days and CPD sessions for Forest School Leaders and assistants. * Wellbeing Days and PD Days for school staff and other organisations. * Seasonal Forest Bathing sessions celebrating the Celtic Festivals of Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain. * 'Learn to Nordic Walk' courses and regular Health and Fitness Walks. * 'Wild Wood Holiday Club' for children aged 4-11 years. * 'Little Woodies' - Weekly Parent and Toddler Forest School sessions. * Seasonal Events for parents and toddlers such as the Halloween Spooktacular, Easter Eggstravaganza, Elf and Fairy Party, Teddy Bears' Picnic and Christmas Little Woodies. For more information go to:
Pricing information
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Where we'll be
Sundial Cottage, London City Road, Wilby, Suffolk, IP21 5LT
Enhanced DBS
Basic DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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