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Teacher Training

Through our quality training, teachers will gain a new confidence to take their lessons outdoors, using nature as their inspiration and abundant, free learning resource.

You will gain new skills and practical techniques which you can implement in your school with nature as the focus to deliver core subjects in the curriculum. Increasing outdoor learning in schools is proven to get great results with children of all abilities.

Our qualified and experienced team work with schools across Wales, the Borders and the North West to offer a range of INSET workshops for schools, nurseries and college students.

“The new Curriculum for Wales signals an exciting opportunity to embed Outdoor Learning and environmental responsibility at the heart of education in Wales and place out of classroom learning in the hands of teachers & practitioners.” Wales Council for Outdoor Learning

Our Teacher Training packages include:

  • Taking More Learning Outdoors
  • Bringing Health & Wellbeing into the Curriculum
  • Taking Literacy & Numeracy Outdoors
  • Introduction to Forest School for Early Years
  • Introduction to Forest School for Key Stage 1 & 2
  • Using Bushcraft in Outdoor Learning
  • Nature Connection for Schools
  • Improving Your School Grounds for Outdoor Learning

Our Teacher Training workshops

Our programme of Teacher Training workshops are designed for:

Training prices start from £200.00

Schools

Schools seeking to increase outdoor learning opportunities

Teachers

Teachers who practise outdoor learning and are looking to enhance their skillset

Students

College students studying childcare and trainee teachers.

Health & Wellbeing

Teachers looking to incorporate Health & Wellbeing into their outdoor settings

Outdoor space

Schools who want to unlock the potential of their outdoor space

“The workshop you delivered has had a huge impact on my personal wellbeing. I left the session feeling calmer and more relaxed than I had in a long time. The strategies you shared reminded me very much of my own childhood and the upbringing that I was fortunate enough to have. It reinforced how crucial these experiences are to share with the children we teach. I am very much looking forward to developing outdoor learning experiences this year, and would like to thank you for the time you spent, and the many strategies and ideas you shared.” Siân Beynon, Teacher

WHY OUTDOOR LEARNING WORKS

When it comes to core subjects, there are so many children who don’t thrive in a formal classroom environment. However, by teaching a subject like Maths outside, all children have a chance to succeed because the subject is taught in a three dimensional and kinesthetic way, those that make, craft and build can learn about numbers, shapes, angles and patterns all while being outside in the fresh air, getting active and feeling calm.

Putting a creative pen to paper can be daunting too, but take literacy outdoors and it becomes easier for kids as the stimulus is all around them. When applied to the real world, subjects like numeracy and literacy are no longer theoretical, they become relevant and come alive!

Testimonials

“We highly recommend Woodland Classroom as trainers. Lea and James delivered a training day for GROW-Wellbeing CIC staff and volunteers, incorporating a tailored mindfulness and bushcraft programme. Both trainers generously shared their knowledge and skills with us throughout the day, engaging each participant to reach a deeper level of understanding of the areas covered. They are extremely professional, bringing all equipment required to our site, and have been great communicators during planning and on the day. We have no hesitation in recommending Woodland Classroom as trainers.” Duane Chong

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Take the first step toward giving your staff training that will inspire, motivate and enable them to bring effective outdoor learning to your organisation. Simply get us in touch with using the form below.

“James took full charge of our forest school activities during our charity fun day and was very organised. The forest school was full at all times with the children and parents exploring the various activities provided from bug hunting and making magic wands to making apple crumble on the stove, which was delicious! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their experience in the forest school and it was lovely to see so many smiling faces, particularly when James started playing his mandolin having a little sing along.”

Dawn Lloyd-Jones

Smarties Nursery
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