Forest Learning

What is Forest School?

Forest School is about teaching children using the outdoor environment, the ethos is about promoting confidence, self esteem and independence through small achievable tasks. All Forest School sessions are linked to the curriculum, with the emphasis on child-led learning.

While playing in nature children become motivated learners. They are engaged and work with others more effectively. Learning is transferred back into the classroom.

Forest School is a long term holistic learning process that aims to raise self-awareness and self-esteem in participants. Regular sessions take place in natural environments, where the landscape itself adds to the experience of learning.  Qualified practitioners, trained in child development, self-esteem and learning theories facilitate sessions to gain personal outcomes for each participant. Forest School can be applied to all age groups and abilities and can be linked to the Australian National Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework.

Forest Learning in Action

 Nature Play QLD supported Mt Nebo State School with a personalised site specific Forest Learning Workshop. Take a look at the magic they have since created in their own Forest School, captured beautifully in this short video below.


 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce we have a number of Forest Learning opportunities - all this is training for adults!

The content for all learning opportunities are linked with the Australian Curriculum, My Time, Our Place and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Forest Learning Workshops - 1 day

Forest Learning Workshop Rockhampton

More workshops will be released soon.

Explore and experience an established bush kindy site with the opportunity to discuss routines, STEM experiences, tips and overcoming barriers with experienced forest school leaders. 

Date: Saturday, 27 July 2019
Time: 8.30 AM to 3 PM
Location: Mt Archer Early Learning, 202 Thozet Road, Rockhampton, QLD, 4701 +mock excursion to a local park!
Cost: $220 (inc GST) + booking fee

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MORE INFO HERE

 

Level 3 Forest School Leader Training - 5 days

After the huge success of the first four Australian Level 3 Forest School Leader courses in 2016, 2017 and 2018, Nature Play QLD's partners, Forest School Learning Initiative (UK), are delivering this workshop again in 2019. This is a thorough training qualification which will provide you with the knowledge and skills to set up and run a Forest School. 

May Course

Date:                27th to 31st May, 2019 (5 day course)

Venue:             Myhorizon and IndigiScapes, Capalaba

Cost:                $2225 to include Open College Network West Midlands registration

Suitable for:    Qualified educators of children 2 to 10 years.

 

August Course

Date:                19th to 23rd August, 2019 (5 day course)

Venue:             Myhorizon and IndigiScapes, Capalaba

Cost:                $2225 to include Open College Network West Midlands registration

Suitable for:    Qualified educators of children 2 to 10 years.

More info here

 

Personalised site specific Introduction to Forest Learning Workshops

Organise a personalised workshop for your service - we'll come to you! Suitable for groups of educators, 20 or more people.

Cost:             $2200 inc GST.  Larger group size available for an additional $110 pp inc GST. 

More info here

 

 

 

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