Forest School Leader Training
and Development

Forest School is an inspirational process, offering children and young people opportunities to achieve, developing confidence and self-esteem, through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland environment.

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Welcome to Forest School Learning Initiative (FSLI)

image4 (2).jpegForest School is a long-term approach to education, for children, young people, families and adults, that maximises the benefits of learning in the outdoors.

Whilst its roots are planted firmly in our best understanding of the theory of how children learn, Forest School practice puts the learner at the heart of their learning experience. From this fundamental platform, FSLI offers children and young people the opportunity, over repeated visits, to engage with the rich natural diversity of the woodland environment to help build confidence, sensitivity, resilience and curiosity.

What is Forest School Training?

Hackney Forest School Group June 2015 - pic by Lara Mattie Thomas student - adjusted.jpgForest School is a long term holistic learning process that aims to raise self-awareness and self-esteem in participants. Regular sessions take place in a woodland environment, where the landscape itself adds to the experience of learning.

Qualified practitioners, trained in child development, self-esteem and learning theories, facilitate sessions to gain personal outcomes for each participant. Forest School training can be applied to all age groups and abilities, and can be linked to the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Forest School Learning initiative is the only Forest School training provider where all of our trainers also provide Forest School sessions to a range of children on a weekly basis. This ensures we continue to learn & develop, to enable us to provide you with the very best and up-to-date training courses possible.