Adults Autumn Introduction to Forest School Workshops

Forest School is a child-led, self-confidence boosting and multi-faceted holistic approach to children growing up in nature. See more information about the history of Forest School through this link.

The aim of these workshops is to give adults the opportunity to experience Forest School methods including games, activities, health and safety in action and take this home to use in your own setting.

The new book and brilliant resource “Learning With Nature” is available to buy after the session if you wish for €22, saving you €8 postge and packaging!

 

INTRODUCTORY COURSES

NO NEED TO HAVE PRIOR EXPERIENCE, YOU CAN JOIN IN ANY SESSION

 

HEDGEROW FORAGING FOR FOOD AND HEALTH, Saturday, September 12th

With Lucy Bell of GROWINGGARDENS www.growinggardens.ie

Time: 10am to 4pm daily

Activities will include:

  • Nature games
  • Safe and Ethical foraging
  • Plant ID and remembering games
  • Making a fire
  • Making wild tea, wild-foods, syrups, fruit-leathers and salves

Where: Castleruddery Organic Farm

WOOD CRAFTS AND TOOL USE, Sunday, September 13th

Time: 10am to 4pm daily

Activities will include:

  • Nature Games
  • How and from where to cut wood to make crafts
  • Safe tool use with kids - saws, knives
  • Wood crafts - making woodland creatures, mallets, wooden discs and their uses, whittling

Where: Castleruddery Organic Farm


HALLOWE’EN THEMED CRAFTS AND GAMES, Saturday, October 10th

Time: 10am to 4pm daily

Activities will include:

  • “Spooky” Nature Games
  • Curious crafts and creepy-crawly nature creatures
  • Autumnal masks
  • Wood work - whittling by the fire, how to do this with young people

Where: Castleruddery Organic Farm


 

Cost: The cost is €35 per person per day. Book all three for €85!

An additional 10% discount if two or more are coming from the same service, family or organisation.

How to get there: Castleruddery Organic Farm is near Donard in west Co. Wicklow. The venue is forty minutes from Dublin, see the directions on this link.

To book: please email [email protected] or call Ciara 086 3199 515.


Who: Suitable for Pre-school Service Providers, Parents, Teachers and any Group Leaders; these introductory courses are designed to give you direct experience of what Forest School is like so you can bring your experience back home or into your service. These day-long courses are both affordable and easily replicable and a great way to get experience and confidence in bringing children and adults into the outdoors.

Each session will have a few new seasonal elements while the overall flow and design will remain much the same each time.

 

Location: Castleruddery Organic Farm, West Co. Wicklow

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The Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership is available in R.O.I. through Earth Force Education, delivered by Circle of Life Training, trainers from the UK. The next training is October 30th. This intensive course is designed for people over 18 with at least two years considerable experience working with groups e.g. pre-school, crèche/Montessori, Scouts etc. and costs €1,200. Follow this link for more information.

 

Course Details

  • Start Date: 2015-09-12
  • Start Time: 10:00
  • End Date: 2015-10-10
  • End Time: 16:00
  • Suitability:
  • Location:
  • Price: €35 per person per day
  • Pricing Options:

    The cost is €35 per person per day. Book all three for €85!

    An additional 10% discount if two or more are coming from the same service, family or organisation.