What are the main features of Forest School?

What are the main features of Forest School?

Screenshot-2019-12-16-at-9.26.38-PM FAQThe main features of Forest School have been decided by the Forest School Association. They formed 5 Key Principles of Forest School, to be followed religiously.

How do I become a Forest School teacher?

How do I become a Forest School teacher?

In order to become a qualified Forest School Leader, you must undertake training with a recognised training provider.

What are the benefits of Forest School?

What are the benefits of Forest School?

The benefits of Forest School are well documented.

What is free Forest School?

What is free Forest School?

Some training providers are offering free sessions for individuals and schools to find out more about the ethos.

There are also opportunities to train online, however the Forest School Association and Inspired Forest School do not believe that this provides adequate provision.

How can playing outside benefit a child?

How can playing outside benefit a child?

Playing outside

How does Forest School promote physical development?

How does Forest School promote physical development?

Screenshot-2020-01-07-at-2.18.28-PM FAQForest School intrinsically promotes physical development. As it does so, participants are involved in Nature Based Learning and all of the recognised benefits of this.

A traditional classroom learning environments forces children to become mainly sedentary. There is little movement and opportunities to develop physically are limited.

Opposing this, the benefits of learning outside of the classroom are evident and measurable as soon as a session begins.

  1. Building confidence an independence
  2. Developing empathy for nature
  3. Improving levels of physical fitness
  4. Health benefits from being outside
  5. Improved mental health
  6. Exposure to appropriate risks
  7. Learning by experience

How much does training cost?

How much does training cost?

Training costs depend on the level of qualification you choose, ranging from £200 up to £875. For more information please use the level selector to help you.

tree_icon-150x150 FAQThe Level 1 Forest School Awareness course runs throughout the year and will cost you in the region of £200. Credits earned from this qualification will count towards a Leader qualification.

tree_icon-150x150 FAQThe Level 2 Forest School Assistant course is aimed at those individuals who works in and support a Forest School Leader. This course does not qualify you to use tools with participants, only to support the Leader.

tree_icon-150x150 FAQA Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification will cost you in the region of £900. Here at Inspired Forest School Training, we do not charge VAT and so can offer the training for the full cost of £875