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Short Courses for 2016

 


We can come to you! Please get in touch if you have a group to train/are in a position to book a whole course, we're happy to discuss. For further details, please contact sarah@wild-learning.com

 

Please scroll down for course details and dates

 

Outdoor Learning Practitioner (Level 2)

 

Ideal for those working at any level, who wish to enhance their curriculum and utilise their grounds by taking learning outside.

An accredited (level 2) training course designed to show you how to make the most of outdoor learning opportunities using your school grounds. A range of activities and ideas mapped to your curriculum, the risks/benefits and sustainability of using your outdoor space.

Participants will be expected to run outdoor learning sessions in their workplace and produce a short workbook focusing on their experiences

 

Outdoor Learning Coordinator (Level 3)


The Certificate in Coordinating an Outdoor Learning Curriculum (Level 3) is a professional qualification which looks at the context behind outdoor learning, how to embed this as a whole school strategy, how to plan for an all year round programme of outdoor learning and how to cascade knowledge and enthuse others to get outside the classroom.

Entry route to this course is via the Outdoor Learning Practitioner Course (Level 2) or Forest School Leader (Level 3)

 

 

Exploring English Outdoors

 

Would you like to help your English lessons come alive? why not take them outdoors? Join us to learn some simple activities and techniques for working with the English curriculum outside. We'll expand our vocabulary, make stories come alive and create our own poems and tall tales. Activities are based at Early Years, KS1 and KS2 level with opportunities to differentiate as you need to.

 

Exploring Maths Outdoors

 

Want to make your Maths lessons more engaging and real? Why not take them outdoors? Join us exploring a range of ideas for working with the maths curriculum outside. We'll show you and ask you to take part in a wide variety of outdoors maths-based activities using simple natural materials and basic equipment. Activities are based at Early Years, KS1 and KS2 level with opportunities to make them more complicated/more simple as you need to.


Horticulture and Biodiversity for School/Nursery Grounds 


Want to enhance your grounds attract more wildlife? Would you like to learn how to make the most of your gardens/growing spaces, and create learning opportunities for your children to engage with?
Join us exploring a range of ideas for improving biodiversity on your grounds. We'll show you how to make your own wildlife habitats/homes and feeders which you can use with your children, via simple activities and basic equipment.
We will also explore a range of simple horticulture ideas and activities including sowing and propagation. Plus ideas for successful fruit and veggie growing to fit in with school terms and planting to benefit biodiversity and sensory exploration.


Working with Willow


Spend the day learning how to bend willow into a variety of projects. We'll cover basic weaving, lantern making plus teach you how to make your own willow dome or tunnel. Designed to be a 'hands-on' course with plenty of ideas and 'creations' to take away and use.


Exploring Habitats and Pond Dipping


Want to explore your local habitats at a deeper level? Learn how to successfully and safely find and survey the inhabitants of a variety of typical habitats to include; field, woodland/trees and hedgerows. Increase your confidence with identification skills and collection equipment

Learn how to run a successful and safe pond dipping session. Discover a whole new world beneath the water. Increase your confidence with identification skills and pond dipping equipment.

Suitable for those working in EYFS, KS1 and KS2

Creative Arts Outdoors


A day to explore a variety of artistic and creative ideas and projects, working outdoors, using natural and man-made materials.

Aimed at those working in the EYFS, KS1 & KS2, the day will include many ideas and projects to take away and use with your groups.


Practical Skills for Forest School Leaders

Spend the day increasing your confidence and enhancing your practical skills in the woodland. Ideal for those who would like more practise improving their practical skills and any rusty Forest School Leaders and Assistants.

Using basic hand-tools to create simple wood projects, building successful campfires, cooking skills, tying knots and shelter building.

**You will need to be working towards your Forest School qualification or already hold a Forest School qualification at level 2 or 3**


Outdoor Paediatric First Aid for Forest School Leaders and Outdoor Learning Leaders

 

A two day training course in First Aid, ideal for Forest School Leaders, Outdoor Learning Leaders and those who spend a lot of time working with children outdoors. This course is very hands on, and cover paediatrics and dealing with scenarios outdoors.

 

Outdoor First Aid Training

 

A one-day course in Outdoor First Aid. Includes dealing with emergency scenarios outdoors. Perfect for anyone working with children and young people outdoors. The course will be very hands-on with lots of opportunity to put your skills into practise.

**You'll need an existing First Aid qualification to attend (at least 6 hours). **





Course Name Date Location price Please contact
Delivering EYFS Outdoors 14th June 2016 Walsall £50 sarah@getoutoftheclassroom.com
Teach, Play and Learn in the Outdoors 16th June 2016 Coventry £50 sarah@getoutoftheclassroom.com
Delivering EYFS Outdoors 23rd  June 2016 Coventry £50 sarah@getoutoftheclassroom.com

Creating Mighty

Minds- Delivering Maths Outdoors
27th June 2016 Walsall £50 sarah@getoutoftheclassroom.com
Exploring the Wonderful World of Literacy Outdoors 28th June 2016 Walsall £50 sarah@getoutoftheclassroom.com
Teach, Play and Learn in the outdoors 30th June 2016 Walsall £50 sarah@getoutoftheclassroom.com

Creative Crafts for the Early Years (AM)

Morning or afternoon session costs £30 or £50 for the two.

5th July 2016 Walsall £30 sarah@getoutoftheclassroom.com
Creative Crafts for Primary Years and beyond (PM) Morning or afternoon session costs £30 or £50 for the two 5th july 2016 Coventry £30 sarah@getoutoftheclassroom.com
Campfire Cooking 7th July 2016 Walsall £50 sarah@getoutoftheclassroom.com

 

Course Name

Date

Location

Price

Please Contact

Exploring Maths Outdoors
18th April 2016
Coombe Abbey Country Park, Coventry, Warwickshire
£50
sarah@wild-learning.com
Horticulture and Biodiversity for School/Nursery Grounds
25th April 2016
Coombe Abbey Country Park, Coventry, Warwickshire
£50 for whole day, come to either/or course for £25 sarah@wild-learning.com
Outdoor Paediatric First Aid for Forest School Leaders and Outdoor Learning Leaders 26th & 27th May 2016 Coombe Abbey Country Park, Coventry, Warwickshire £150 sarah@wild-learning.com

Outdoor First Aid Training

27th May 2016

Coombe Abbey Country Park, Coventry, Warwickshire

£75

sarah@wild-learning.com

Practical Skills for Forest School Leaders

26th May 2016

Coombe Abbey Country Park, Coventry, Warwickshire

£50

sarah@wild-learning.com

Outdoor Learning Practitioner (Level 2)

25th May, 30th June, 11th July 2016

Coombe Abbey Country Park, Coventry, Warwickshire

£350

sarah@wild-learning.com

Creative Arts Outdoors

20th June 2016

Daventry Country Park, Daventry, Northamptonshire

£50

sarah@wild-learning.com

Exploring Habitats and Pond Dipping

1st July 2016

Coombe Abbey Country Park, Coventry, Warwickshire

£50 for whole day, come to either/or for £25

sarah@wild-learning.com

Exploring English Outdoors

29th September 2016

Coombe Abbey Country Park, Coventry, Warwickshire

£50

sarah@wild-learning.com

Working with Willow 30th September 2016 Coombe Abbey Country Park, Coventry, Warwickshire £50 sarah@wild-learning.com
Working with Willow 3rd October 2016 Daventry Country Park, Daventry, Northamptonshire £50 sarah@wild-learning.com
Outdoor Learning Coordinator (Level 3) 6th & 7th October 2016 Coombe Abbey Country Park, Coventry, Warwickshire £300 sarah@wild-learning.com
Outdoor Paediatric First Aid for Forest School Leaders and Outdoor Learning Leaders 5th & 6th December 2016 Daventry Country Park, Daventry, Northamptonshire £150 sarah@wild-learning.com
Outdoor First Aid Training 6th December 2016 Daventry Country Park, Daventry, Northamptonshire £75 sarah@wild-learning.com

 

 

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