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Forest School Taster Day – Testwood Lakes


24 Mar 2018 10am – 1pm

A half day introduction to the Forest School approach. You will be introduced to the ethos and benefits of Forest School as well as getting hands on experience with typical activities. This course is a fully immersive experience that will give you a clear understanding of what Forest School is all about and whether certified Forest School training is right for you.

We will look at the approach to risk management that is an integral part of the process, for both leaders and children.

Our Forest School Experience aims to inspire you to follow your interests and consider how the approach could relate to your setting.

We will introduce aspects of Forest School:

  • Ethos and benefits of forest school
  • Understanding and managing risk
  • Creativity & exploration: learning through child led play
  • Reflection and progression

through discussion and hands on activities which are fun and inspiring.

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Is this course for me?
This course is ideal for pre-school leaders, teachers or any individual interested in finding out more about Forest School, especially if considering doing certified training. If you are interested in specific skills or about how to better utilise your grounds for outdoor learning please get in touch with us.

When and where?
24 March 2018 – 10am – 1pm, Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve

Please arrive 10 minutes before the course is due to start

Testwood Lakes, Totton near Southampton

Meet at the Testwood Lakes Education Centre, free parking is available on site.

What do I need to bring?

  • Appropriate outdoor clothing for the weather on the day
  • Sturdy, comfortable footwear (walking boots or wellies)
  • Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided.


Grace Brennan – Education Officer Testwood Lakes

Grace is a Forest School Leader of 5 years, and environmental educator of 13 years, working with groups of a range of ages, backgrounds and abilities. She is a full time Education Officer based at Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve, which is managed by the Hampshire IOW Wildlife Trust.


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