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Suffolk Wildlife Trust are running courses delivered by experienced environmental educators. The days will be packed full of practical ideas to deliver cross curricular activities in an outdoor environment.

Using your outdoor learning environment in primary science

Thursday 8th June at Foxburrow Farm 9.30am-3.30pm

With Claire Seeley (Primary Science Advisor) and Jenny Kent (Suffolk Wildlife Trust Education Officer)

Gain practical advice to help you make the most of the resources around your school and create a safe learning environment outside the classroom.

£150 per delegate.

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For enquiries and bookings, contact Jane Cooper, Science Learning Partnership Administrator, Bury St Edmunds County Upper School or email

Using the parks to deliver the national curriculum - Teacher twilight session

Wednesday 14th June 4.15pm-5.45pm   Scout Headquarters on Stoke Park Drive & Bourne Park

The session will be packed full of hands on activities and ideas that can be used in the parks to deliver a cross curricular programme and develop scientific enquiry skills.  

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This is being run as part of the Closer to Nature programme, funded by HLF and is free of charge.  It is aimed at KS2 staff and teaching assistants.  

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Level 3 Forest Schools 

Bradfield Woods

4 weekends; 28,29,30, September 1 October 13,14,15 October 2017
24,25 March 2018
First Aid dates TBC

This course will equip you to lead Forest School with young people, children or adults. It is accredited by Open College Network and recognised by the Forest School Trainers Network. It is considered essential for those wishing to lead Forest School. On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the OCN Forest School Leader Award at Level 3.

Content is a carefully structured mix of theory and practical activity, aiming to inspire participants to achieve a heartfelt understanding of the Forest School ethos and to empower you to ‘go out there and do it’.
Training takes about nine months to complete and includes 110 hours of self study. Teaching input will be over 4 long weekends.
The course is structured in five units
• Learning and development at Forest School
• Delivering a Forest School programme
• Practical skills for Forest School
• Woodland environment at Forest School
• Planning a forest school programme

Students will need to carry out background reading and research and submit workbooks to support their delivery and development of their Forest School practice. This includes planning and delivering six weeks of Forest School and creating and maintaining a portfolio of evidence, reflection and development.

Students must also hold an outdoor First Aid certificate – If you do not hold outdoor first aid we are able to signpost you to courses nearby.
To be considered for Forest School Leadership Training you will first need:
• to be aged 21 or over
• to hold a Level 2 certificate in child care or youth work (or to have at least two years experience of working with children and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, playleader or nursery manager), or Qualified Teacher Status or Early Years Professional Status.
• a current DBS certificate

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For further information email Elizabeth Huathe or phone
07964569149 or 07964569170