15, April 2019
Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders, Co. Wicklow
Based at our beautiful woodland location in Hollywood, Co. Wicklow, this training is for adults with group facilitation experience to upskill to become a certified Forest School Leader. Over 9 face-to-face training days you will experience and learn how to plan and deliver working with groups outdoors underpinned by the Forest School ethos and principles, as adapted by the Irish Forest School Association. Our next training starts in April, 2019 and is now open for booking, subject to eligibility.
25, February 2019
Nature Play & the Therapeutic Space (Two day training)
This training has been created to help those working with groups of young people and children to understand why some children present difficult behaviours and are unable to participate in the group activities. We explore the role of the adult with children, equip you with strategies and methods to enable the disenfranchised and alienated child to have a positive experience in the forest school or outdoor learning setting. You will develop your Forest and nature-based skills, awareness and explore creative play skills which will engage the group of children and build their curiosity, imagination and confidence.
31, October 2018
Kids Forest Camps for Autumn Mid-Term near Donard, Co. Wicklow
Two days of Forest School style Childrens day-camps for age 5 to 11/12 years of age at our beautiful venue at Castleruddery Organic Farm, near Donard, Co. Wicklow.
13, October 2018
Develop Your Fire Craft: Playing With Fire (Adults course)
We will explore different methods of fire lighting: percussion, friction, solar & chemical. This training will focus on deepening your connection with fire and provide you with the secrets needed to kindle flame.
29, September 2018
Autumn Adults Introduction to Forest School Courses
Lucy O’Hagan from ‘Wild Awake’ and Phoenix Forest School will be joining forces with Ciara Hinksman of Earth Force Education to bring you this Autumn’s Adults Introduction to Forest School sessions. Book one or both Autumnal courses to fully integrate a range of Forest School activities and experiences. We will offer different activities during each course as we are following the season and the affordances nature has to offer. During each course we will explore what Forest School is in different ways.
31, May 2017
Part-funded Primary School Workshops through Heritage In Schools Scheme
Ciara Hinksman of EFE is part-funded by An Taisce to do workshops with your Primary School. There are several different visits to choose from – “Forest School Programmes”, “Energy and Bushcraft”, “Biodiversity” and “Water” themes or “Build a Living Willow Dome”. Book one visit, do a Forest School series of 5 or 10 visits, or mix and match a series of five visits and get one free!