All set for summer: our new outdoor learning courses

Children outdoor learning © Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

We have an amazing range of courses available for school and group leaders this summer. They are a great opportunity to enhance your skills, learn something new to try with your group and feel re-inspired for the next term.

NEW Leading Earthwalks Workshop

Saturday 6 July 2019
Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve, Totton
 

The cost of the workshop includes a copy of the newly-published Earthwalks book, with lots more sensory-based activities.

Earth education is the process of helping people of all ages live more harmoniously with the natural world. One of the most commonly led earth education vehicles for encouraging people to feel the joy, kinship, reverence and love for the natural world is an  Earthwalk - 'a light, refreshing touch of nature that focuses on reawakening individual senses and sharpening perceptions in the natural world.’  This will be one of the first workshops in the UK to launch the new earthwalk book Earthwalks, an alternative nature experience - packed with old and NEW sensory-based activities and with an in-depth look at how to conduct earthwalks, for all ages.   

“This has been a very intense workshop full of content and incredible relational learning - I feel equipped to lead an earthwalk - a very special adventure with nature, pure magic”  Participant on Earthwalk workshop - Italy Autumn 2018

The workshop will be led by Mark Jefferys who has been running earth education activities and programmes since the 1980’s and an earth education trainer for many years.

For more details and to book your place, please email courses@hiwwt.org.uk.   

 

Ropes, Swings and Ladders and Platforms and Tree Houses

6 July and 3 August 2019
College Copse Farm, near Basingstoke
 

Experienced Forest School Leader and Tutor Adrian Goodhand will be leading a series of physical play courses, designed for those working with groups in Forest School or bushcraft programmes. For more information or to book, please see our website for Ropes, Swings and Ladders on Saturday 6 July or Platforms and Tree Houses on Saturday 3 August. Both courses will take place at our working farm, College Copse, near Basingstoke.

 

Wildbeach Training Taster Day

Monday 20 May
Hurst Spit, Milford-on-Sea
 

The beach environment is a rich and exciting learning space for children of all ages, we are so lucky to live so close to the coast here in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight and yet we know that spending time at the beach is an experience not all children get to enjoy and benefit from. We are delivering a short taster Wildbeach Leader Training Day on Monday 20 May to inspire and give confidence to teachers, leaders and early years practitioners to lead visits to the beach for the children in their care. To get a £10 discounted place, please book via our website and use the code WILDBEACH10

 

Forest School Training

Starts October 2019
Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve, near Fareham
 

Forest School is an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults of all abilities regular opportunities to gain confidence and raise self-worth through a series of hands-on learning experiences in school grounds and local woodlands.

Comprising an exciting combination of practical outdoor skills and child development theory our Forest School Level 3 training is taught with the ethos behind the Forest School approach to child led learning.

The Forest School Level 3 course is run on Forest School principles and will prepare you to become a Forest School Leader. The Level 3 course will enable you to set up your own Forest School including delivering, planning and monitoring all aspects of a Forest School programme. Our Forest School courses are delivered on our beautiful woodland reserves in Hampshire by our qualified, professional staff. Bookings are now open for our October start course.