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Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Leadership training in 2017

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Storytelling Weekend Workshop with Clare Murphy.

To book, click on the online booking form.

Course Description:

Over the course of these two days we will be exploring and developing storytelling skills that can be used in forest school work.  We will go over the basic storytelling techniques that were covered in the one day workshop in 2016, and we will build on those skills to create more confidence in your storytelling.

In this workshop we will look at how to strengthen the voice and body to deliver a stronger story.  We will also look at how you find stories.  We will learn new stories and look at different learning methods.
We will develop Nature Connection Stories; i.e. personal stories that arise out of Nature Connection experiences in the forest and how we can tell those in a useful way during forest school work.  And finally we will work on strengthening our connection to our audience, wherever we tell stories, so that our story leads the way.

As always with this work, we will also consider how to deal with nerves and other things that block powerful storytelling.  Please arrive on time, in comfortable clothing.  Bring a notebook, lunch and a willingness to play.  Many techniques are delivered through a game format.  You will work throughout the weekend in pairs and groups.  This will be a practical workshop, with lots of hands on storytelling both inside and outside the workshop space (weather permitting).

You will be sent a questionnaire before the course, and given a list of anything else you will need to bring.  It is helpful if you have already taken the intro course in Nov 2016, but not essential.

Storytelling Skills for Nature Connection with Master storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy, 27th & 28th May, 2017.

Places are limited. To book, click on the online booking form.
Slí na Bande, near Newtown Mount Kennedy, Co. Wicklow. This is a residential course with shared accommodation in beautiful cabins in the leafy grounds of Slí na Bande. To keep this training as low cost as possible, the weekend will be self catering. For more information about the venue see here www.slinabande.ie.

May 27/28th, 2017. Arrive from 10.00am, course begins 10.30am sharp until 6.30pm on Saturday 27th and 9.00am until 5:30pm on Sunday 28th May.

The cost is:
€190 for the course plus two nights accommodation on Fri and Sat night.
€170 for course and one nights accommodation on Sat night.

This last workshop with Clare was a sell-out workshop so places are given on a first-come-first-served basis. You are not guaranteed a place until payment has been received and you receive a confirmation email.

Many thanks for completing payment as soon as you complete the booking form.

We will be in touch closer to the event with more information. For more information email Ciara Hinksman at [email protected] or call 086 3199515.

Places are limited. To book, click on the online booking form below:


Course Details

  • Start Date: 2017-05-27
  • Start Time: 10:00
  • End Date: 2017-05-28
  • End Time: 06:00
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