Physicality in Forest School

We are becoming aware of the major contribution that being physically active and stronger has on the educational attainment of students. This course will help you to learn the best ways to maximise the effectiveness of your Forest School programme by addressing these issues.

We will spend a few hours discussing physical and brain development techniques and how to best integrate them into your own schools. There will then be a workshop looking at the opportunities to develop the physical output and core abilities of attendees at Forest School. We will have an overview of the placement of ladders, rope swings, bridges and the use of tools. You will then learn how to build a simple ladder and place a swing, slackline, tightrope or bridge.

Don’t miss this chance to hone new skills and develop fresh ideas that are certain to enhance the effectiveness of your Forest School.

This is suitable for all levels of Forest School. A rudimentary understanding of knots is preferred but not required.

Tutor – Adrian Goodhand

Adrian has been involved with ecology and species conservation through surveys, research and education for over 20 years. He is a Forest School level 3 practitioner since 2010 and trainer since 2013.

Adrian is a Tutor for Forest School training for a number of organisations. He is a member of the Forest School Trainers Network and the Forest School Association.  He is the Dorset representative for the Forest School Association South West affiliated group

In addition he has the following qualifications:

  • Trainer Assessor for RLSS
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  •  Swimming Teachers Association First Aid trainer
  • BSAC Snorkel Instructor
  • Qualified swimming teacher
  •  Bikeability instructor
  • Various additional outdoor qualifications.

How to Apply

Please mention when enrolling in this Course!

Key Information

Start date:

14th September 2019 at 10:00am


members £35, non-members £47


Surrey Wildlife Trust




Education, Workshop & Practical Skills


Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, United Kingdom

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