Circle of Life Training in association with Circle of Life Rediscovery CIC offers a Level 3 Forest School Programme Leadership. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Earth Force Education to bring our ground breaking Forest School Leadership training to Ireland.
Who is the training designed for?
This Level 3 Training is designed for professionals already working with young people who wish to establish and deliver a Forest School/Environmental Education programme. It is appropriate for those over the age of 21 years with relevant qualifications including teachers, youth workers, playworkers, rangers, ecologists or teaching assistants with experience of working with young people (at least 2 years).
What do people think about our training? See below for feedback and how to get involved!
What have you enjoyed most about this training?
“I have loved the games, songs, new ideas and learning from new people.”
“There was an excellent combination of outdoor and classroom lessons.”
“It was great having 3 leaders all with different experience and ideas to share.”
“Passion for the outdoors is infectious!”
“The course was delivered in such a lovely way, I would love to be a child in your forest school! I have learnt more about nature and to be free of the ties and expectations of everyday life.”
“I have learnt so many practical skills as well as how to do a risk assessment!”
“I loved everything about this training, from the skills learned, enthusiasm of the trainers and have learnt so much about nature. Thank you for an amazing 5 days with a lovely team.”
“I loved using the tools, I was nervous at first but was made to feel at ease straight away.”
“I enjoyed the sit spots and quite moments. The knife work was fun and challenging. You made me feel very safe and included.”
“I loved the welcoming atmosphere, the wealth of knowledge and the hands on activities.”
“I loved making crafts from natural materials found in the woods.”
How has the training personally impacted you?
“The passion of the course leaders has really inspired me.”
“The inspiring leaders have had a positive impact on me and how I work.”
“I feel invigorated! I have now started to think about my own practices and bring my ideas to life.”
“I have met so many enthusiastic people on the training, I am now excited for what I can do in the future.”
“It has made me realise the importance of child led activities and has made me want to become a forest school leader.”
” I loved being in the fresh air and have felt healthier all round.”
“I had time to reflect, which I found very moving.”
“The child led approach has been fascinating, I learnt to give everything a go.”
“It has been an inspiring and emotional experience (in a good way!)”
“I feel my stress levels have been reduced and you have made me re-evaluate my life. Plus, I have laughed so much! This has been the best week of my life.”
“You have brought me out of myself and have reminded me what is important.”
This training is booked through our partner provider Earth Force Education further information can be found here.
Please contact Ciara Hinksman or call 086 3199 515 for more information about this training in Ireland.
Forest School Training in the UK
If you are looking for a course in the UK, Circle of Life Rediscovery offers a Level 3 course, commencing March 2017! Full details can be found here. The training dates are:
Part one: March 6th – 9th 2017
Part two: April 24th – 26th 2017
Part three: May 15th – 16th 2017
The training will combine key principles of Forest School with best practice from Environment and Nature Education, child development, the world of play (wild, free and therapeutic play) delivered by our professional team who have many years experience.
Please call 01273 814226 or send an email for more information.