IMG_20220520_130958_Bokeh-1-1-150x150 Forest School RefresherNeed a reminder on how to ‘do’ Forest School?

Spend a day with Shane at Inspired Forest School for a relaxed yet productive day of familiarisation with at least 8 hand tools, fire, knots and all things Forest School. If you have any particular requests or needs then please let us know and we will add things to the programme.

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Spend the day working with tools and fire, building confidence working with risks. Remind yourself of the skills you acquired during training and Relight Your Fire.

What to Expect:
Immerse yourself in the world of nature with hands-on experience using over 8 essential tools, mastering the art of fire,perfecting those knot-tying skills, and embracing the essence of Forest School. This refresher course is specially designed for Forest School Leaders and Assistants looking to deepen their connection with the outdoors.


🔥 Rediscover Your Inner Adventurer:
Spend a day working with tools and fire, rekindling your confidence in managing risks. This is a unique opportunity to refresh the skills acquired during your initial training and reignite your passion for the great outdoors.

🌟 Highlights:

  • Firecraft: Learn the art of selecting, using, and minimising the impact of tinder.
  • Kindling Mastery: Explore techniques for splitting, storing, and seasoning kindling.
  • Lighting Techniques: Discover various methods for lighting fires and maintaining them.
  • Tool Maintenance: Gain insights into checking, sharpening, and cleaning essential tools.
  • Water Boiling: Master the skill of boiling water and create your own Varm Saft.
  • Cooking Adventures: Explore simple ways of cooking over a fire.
  • Charcoal Crafting: Dive into the process of making your own charcoal.
  • Tool Care: Understand the importance of storing, checking, and cleaning your tools.
  • Whittling Wisdom: Develop your whittling skills using peelers and Mora knives.
  • Sawing Proficiency: Perfect your sawing techniques with a Pruning and Bow Saw.
  • Axe and Billhook Mastery: Learn safe and effective use of an axe and billhook.
  • Ground-Level Tool Use: Explore tool use at ground level, utilising a toolbox, sawhorse, and chopping block.


🌿 Why Attend:
Whether you’re a seasoned Forest School Leader or Assistant, this refresher course is your gateway to reconnecting with nature and relighting your fire for Forest School adventures. It’s a chance to deepen your skills, share experiences with like-minded individuals, and gain a fresh perspective on outdoor education.

🎟️ Secure Your Spot:
Limited spaces are available for each session, so don’t miss your chance to be a part of this transformative Forest School Refresher. Book your spot now and get ready to embark on a day of learning, exploration, and rediscovery!

Price: £90 (no vat) – discounted for Inspired trainees
Location: Inspired Forest School Training, Churchdown, Gloucestershire.
Date: Monday 2nd October 2023 or
Thursday 25th January 2024 or
April 22nd 2024 or
1st July 2024
Time: 9:15am – 3:15pm


Forest School Refresher
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  • Forest School Refresher - 2nd Oct '23
     October 2, 2023
     9:15 am - 3:15 pm
  • Forest School Refresher - 25th Jan '24
     January 25, 2024
     9:15 am - 3:15 pm
  • Forest School Refresher - 22nd April '24
     April 22, 2024
     9:15 am - 3:15 pm
  • Forest School Refresher - 1st July '24
     July 1, 2024
     9:15 am - 3:15 pm
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