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Forest School Training Update

Mrs Davidson has returned to school after 4 full days of Level 3 Forest School training. She has had a wonderful time and gained many exciting ideas that she would like to try with children at Much Birch.   Her training has included:


  • learning how to use a range of tools safely and she has observed children using them competently and safely in Forest School sessions.
  • Building dens and shelters.
  • Lighting fires without matches and fire lighters.
  • Whittling wood.
  • Weaving willow.
  • Creating fences using a range of techniques plus much more!


Mrs Davidson now has to work hard to complete course work to demonstrate her understanding of Forest Schooling and her trainer will be visiting school to observe her teach a Forest School session. There are then 2 further skills days taking place in May where Mrs Davidson will be assessed on the practical skills required for the qualification.   There is sill lots of hard work to be done but we continue to grow closer to enabling the children to take part in sustained outdoor learning throughout the school.