Whittling for Outdoor Educators


This one-day CPD workshop is aimed at anyone working in an outdoor environment with children and young people who would like to learn more about the art of Whittling. This workshop will be a creative, active experience and will give those attending the skills, knowledge, and ideas to take away and practice whittling in their own sessions.


Whittling for educators is the perfect opportunity for teachers and teaching assistants of all settings, to upskill their tool-use and knife work in particular.

Passing over the trust and responsibility to facilitate whittling with learners has numerous benefits which are transferable to other areas of learning; confidence, resilience, promoting creative minds, mindfulness and self-regulation, reflectiveness….the list goes on.

Drawing from experience of running Forest School sessions for a diverse range of learners across all ages, this course will give insight into achievable projects, utilising safe use of a range of hand-tools. Run by our resident craftsperson and expert Spoon-carver Nick Murphy, supported by our Head Trainer Neil Martin, this is a day not to be missed out upon.

Tuesday 18th June

9am – 4pm

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