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Short Courses for 2015


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


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Outdoor Learning Practitioner (Level 2)


An accredited training course designed to cover a range of activities working with children outdoors in a variety of spaces (wildlife area, school garden/veggie patch, hedgerow, spinney/woodland, field etc) which can be used for outdoor learning. Course content covers; looking at your local space/school grounds and how to make the most of them when learning outdoors, activities and ideas mapped to your curriculum, the risks/benefits and sustainability of using your outdoor space to enhance the curriculum. Also strategies for enabling play and self directed learning outdoors. Participants will be expected to produce a short workbook focusing on their outdoor learning spaces. Ideal for those working at any level who wish to enhance their curriculum and utilise their grounds by taking learning outside.



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.

Outdoor Play Ideas

Want to expand your ideas base for easy outdoor play activities? Spend the day with us taking part in a wide range of practical outdoor play using natural resources and equipment which costs next to nothing. Ideal for you if you work in Early Years and want to expand your outdoor play.

Horticulture for School/Nursery Grounds  & Improving 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.


Shelter Building


Shelters are amazing play spaces which fuel imagination and creativity with a few resources and some basic skills, you can be off for a wild adventure!
Would you like to learn the basics of shelter building so you can build safe and effective shelters with your groups? Make the most of playing in the woods, park or your garden or grounds?

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.

Forest School Refresher

A day for qualified Forest School Leaders and Assistants to brush up on their practical skills. We will concentrate on basic and advanced tools use, knots, shelters, fire lighting and cooking on the fire for lunch.  A good opportunity to share your experiences of Forest School.

Campfires and Cooking

A one-day course designed for anyone interested in learning basic techniques with campfires and for those who wish to refresh their campfire skills.

Course content will cover - basic fire lighting skills with fire strikers, wood gathering, and fire lays for different purposes. Also we'll look at a variety of cooking techniques and methods and of course sample what we create.

Perfect course for you if you've always wanted to make your own campfires and cook on them. Also great for those who may wish to brush up on their existing skills. This course is very 'hands-on' and give you plenty of ideas plus keep you well fed.


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Working with Willow

1st October 2015

Coombe Abbey Country Park, Coventry


Exploring Maths Outdoors 27th November 2015 Coombe Abbey Country Park, Coventry £50































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