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The story in Warwickshire.
A partnership between Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and Warwickshire County Council in 2004 sparked a Forest School Pilot in parts of Rugby and Central Warwickshire. Schools and setting across the region were invited to train to become Forest School Leaders and deliver Forest School sessions to the children in one of the newly created Forest School Hub sites located across the county. The project was a success and more and more people wanted to access the training.
Forest School Leaders, realising that they could run Forest School sessions in a variety of landscapes started to set up Forest School sites in their own school grounds or their local woodlands.
This proved more sustainable then bussing children to and from central locations and made the Forest School Leaders Qualification much more accessible to all.
In 2007 Forest School was given an even bigger push to the forefront thanks to a partnership project between Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and local councils which secured a grant of £327,000 from HLF to employ Forest School Co-ordinators for each local authority area and train even more people to become Forest School Leaders. To date this project has been a huge success. By the end of the three years over 90 new Forest School leaders will have been trained to work with local schools, setting and other educational establishments.
Today Warwickshire has 63 trained leaders in setting across the region. Approximately 1500 children participate in Forest School session throughout the year. In total, 17 Early Years Settings, 19 Primary Schools, 2 Ranger Services and the organisation, Positive About Young People all have Forest School Leaders and with Forest School training set to be around a while longer that figure is sure to grow.

Warwickshire Forest School

 

The story in Warwickshire.

A partnership between Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and Warwickshire County Council in 2004 sparked a Forest School Pilot in parts of Rugby and Central Warwickshire. Schools and setting across the region were invited to train to become Forest School Leaders and deliver Forest School sessions to the children in one of the newly created Forest School Hub sites located across the county. The project was a success and more and more people wanted to access the training.

 

Forest School Leaders, realising that they could run Forest School sessions in a variety of landscapes started to set up Forest School sites in their own school grounds or their local woodlands.

 

This proved more sustainable then bussing children to and from central locations and made the Forest School Leaders Qualification much more accessible to all.

 

In 2007 Forest School was given an even bigger push to the forefront thanks to a partnership project between Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and local councils which secured a grant of £327,000 from HLF to employ Forest School Co-ordinators for each local authority area and train even more people to become Forest School Leaders. To date this project has been a huge success. By the end of the three years over 90 new Forest School leaders will have been trained to work with local schools, setting and other educational establishments.

 

Today Warwickshire has 63 trained leaders in setting across the region. Approximately 1500 children participate in Forest School session throughout the year. In total, 17 Early Years Settings, 19 Primary Schools, 2 Ranger Services and the organisation, Positive About Young People all have Forest School Leaders and with Forest School training set to be around a while longer that figure is sure to grow.



 

 

 

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