Winter Volunteering Days 2020-21
Help manage the woodland and be part of a large scale rewilding project.
- Sunday 1st Dec 19 – Deer population survey
- Sunday 15th Dec 19 – Coppicing
- Sunday 12th Jan 20 – Coppicing
- Sunday 9th Feb 20 – Coppicing
- Sunday 8th March 20 – Coppicing
- Sunday 22nd March 20 – Coppicing
- Nature Connection: An Introduction to 8 Shields with Dr Deborah Benham. 1 day workshop exploring the 8 shield framework supporting connection to nature, each other and ourselves
- The Wheel of the Year – Autumn: Exploring the cycle of the seasons with nature-based activities and crafts with Jane Burgon. 1 day workshop of hands-on activities and crafts celebrating the season.
June 2019 – workshops with Jon Cree
- Working with Challenging Behaviour in the Outdoors OCN Level 3
- Lost Words: The art of natural world connecting through words and pictures
- Leading Earthwalks: 1 day workshop celebrating the launch of the new Earthwalks book
- Connect with Common Plants: Identification for food and medicine – Half Day
- Let’s Make Music: Tool CPD for Forest School Leaders – Half day Workshop
Spring Celebrations – Seasonal nature-based activities and crafts
With Jane Burgon at the Outrageous Nature Woods
For anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of how the seasons can be used as a stimulus for learning and celebrating when working with all ages and abilities and/or for personal interest.
Mindfulness Outdoors – Primary (April 2018)
Mindfulness Outdoors – Secondary (May 2018)
Two dates with Robert and Sebastiana Black at the Outrageous Nature Woods
For anyone working with pre-adolescents/ adolescents wanting to support their mental health and wellbeing through mindfulness in nature. Open to anyone curious about mindfulness whether they have a practice or not.
Nature’s Rhythm: Playing with Music and Sound Outdoors
With Benny Cartwright at the Outrageous Nature Woods
For anyone wanting to use nature and the outdoors as a stimulus for musical expression and playing with sound when working with all ages and abilities.
Literacy Outdoors – Take the curriculum out!
Exploring how the outdoors can be used as an inspirational context for literacy and how it can support the Primary Curriculum. Learning about language, playing with poetry and strengthening our storytelling! A participatory day, crammed full of tips, ideas and activities that can be used within School grounds.
& Maths Outdoors – Take the curriculum out!
Exploring how the outdoors can be used as an inspirational context for Maths and how it can support the Primary Curriculum. Using natural materials as a stimulus for promoting practical maths and marvelling at maths trails. A participatory day, crammed full of tips, ideas and activities that can be used within School grounds.
Three Outrageous training opportunities with nationally renowned outdoor learning guru Jon Cree in June 2017
Challenging Behaviour in the Outdoors
This 3 day accredited level 3 course (unaccredited option also available) explores how practitioners can develop their skills in working with learners (of any age) who may exhibit challenging behaviour using the outdoors as a catalyst.
Storytelling & Storymaking in the Outdoors
In this 1 day workshop we explore the fundamentals of storytelling techniques and how to use stories in the outdoors to inspire learners’ creativity and literacy skills.
Play in the Outdoors –
Exploring how to observe and facilitate play in the outdoors
How do we rediscover the world and mind of the child? This is just one of the many thought (and practice!) provoking questions we explore during this 1 day workshop.
Spoon Carving with Mart – An Afternoon for Beginners – April 2017
For anyone over the age of 14 who wants to develop their whittling skills and learn some simple techniques to carve spoons. It is appropriate for total beginners and those who have whittled a little bit.
Autumn’s Wonders – October 2015
Two one day workshops with Creeping Toad – Gordon MacLellan to explore the world around us with creative techniques for teaching science and literacy
Inspired by Nature: Trees, leaves and creative mess
Stimulating creativity and imagination in the outdoors to support younger children’s literacy skills
Adventures Everywhere: Using the environment to inspire stories, storytelling and poetry
A practical and engaging workshop for KS 1 and 2 and outdoor learning educators combining science and creativity.
Swings and Slings – Two rope workshops for practitioners – July 2015
The first day aims to be a gentle introduction to using knots, ropes and cordage in different ways to support learning & development. Going on to provide further ideas for practitioners to add to their repertoire of skills/activities on the second day.
Hedgerow Medicine – June 2015 & May 2016
A two day weekend workshop with Julie Bruton Seal and Matthew Seal authors of Hedgerow Medicine and many other beautiful books on the subject.
Spoon Carving with Mart – April 2015