Forest School Training

Forest School Leader Training where it belongs - In the Woods!

Greenbow Training believes there are no short cuts to learning how to be a top quality Forest School Leader.

We strive to build the belief and confidence of our trainees so that they can genuinely, and permanently, change the lives of the children in their care. This can only be achieved by developing a true understanding of innate child development. The experience of our training is unforgettable. Steeped in the atmosphere of a natural woodland environment. The sense of community, and friends you make during the training, also have longterm benefits.

We offer training both in the UK, in and around London, and abroad. We endeavor to travel to your location. Recently we have trained in Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Brazil. Visit our Greenbow International page.

Presently Patrick Harrison and the Greenbow team are offering training for those wishing to become Forest School leaders (level 3) or assistants (level 2).

Patrick's book "Making Woodland Crafts" is available to order.

Forest School Level 2 Assistant Training £495

This is a 5-day course, which is aimed at individuals who want to assist a Forest School Practitioner (Level 3) in the delivery of Forest School sessions in woodland environment.

This Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) qualification is fun and a good introduction to Forest Schools for individuals new to the subject area or for those who have not been in education for a while or do not have the relevant practical or academic experience to complete the Level 3 Practitioners course at this time. The emphasis on this course is to give you a wealth of ideas of how to introduce new ideas, use themes and hooks to motivate young people and how to use tools with groups. This course will also give you a range of imaginative ideas for activities that you can incorporate into sessions within your own settings.The Assistant Forest School Practitioner course will:

~ Provide you with opportunity to learn about and develop your practical skills in the outdoors.

~ Give you the opportunity to gain an introduction to session designing.

~ Insight into how the outdoor environment can influence all round development of children and adults.

~ Allow you to discover how learning styles and schemas can be recognised and enhanced.

~ Show you how to utilise the outdoor environment to develop self-esteem and confidence.