Forest School Taster Days: An Introduction for Educators

Forest School taster days: An Introduction for educators

Offering Forest School taster days to early career teachers and those studying for a career in education

We are delighted to now be able to offer the opportunity for early career teachers and other educational students to have a hands-on introduction to Forest School and Outdoor Education. 

As both these concepts have become commonplace within the majority of educational settings, we’d like to offer students the chance to understand the ethos of forest school and outdoor education through a practical day of activities and talks in the woods. 

As well as having the chance to learn some basic Forest School skills, we will introduce attendees to some of our staff from The Outdoors School so they can offer an insight into the alternative approach to education that we take. 

Outdoors shelter set up in a Devon forest


The agenda on the day will be as follows (subject to slight change):


8:45am – 9am 

Attendees arrive, park, met by staff and walk down to training site 

9am – 9:45am  

Introductions and ‘Who are The Outdoors Group?’ 

9:45am – 10:15am 

Forest School Ethos  

10:15am – 10:30am 

Tea/Coffee Break 

10:30am – 11:45am 

Den Building Activity and discussion 

11:45am – 12:45pm  

Campfire Lunch 

12:45 – 1:15pm 

Whittling Marshmallow sticks and toasting marshmallows 

1:15pm – 2pm 

A day in the life (from The Outdoors School) 

2pm – 3:15pm 

Fire lighting  

3:15pm – 4pm 

The place of outdoor education in mainstream education 

4pm – 4:30pm  

Tidy down and check out 


Forest School Taster Day People listening


Where: The Forest School at Exmouth


For individuals:

  • Wednesday 5 October 2022
  • Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Tuesday 19th September 2023
  • Tuesday 10th October 2023

For education institutions or organisational group bookings:

  • Wednesday 5th April 2023
  • Thursday 20th April 2023
  • Thursday 25th May 2023

Cost: Free!


2022 Dates: For newly qualified individuals or ECTs (maximum of 20 people per date)

2023 Dates: Educational institutions or organisations to book groups of up to 20 students (minimum 10, one institution per date)

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