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An unexpected email from China earlier this year has sparked a remarkable three-month project in Shanghai, with FSLI trainer Sarah Pender travelling out to China in September. 

'Embracing Outdoor Learning' is the topic for FSLI trainer Tracy Betley, who takes to the stage this weekend as a special guest on the panel at the Independent Schools Association autumn study conference.

Training to become a Forest School Leader has opened up a whole new world for experienced childminder Millie Colwey, who described her experience for the Bristol Early Years Research website recently.

Whittling, fire lighting, creative makes, use of tools and sustainable woodland management were just some of the practical workshops on offer at this year's 'Embracing Outdoor Learning' conference held at the Ernest Cook Trust, near Slimbridge in Gloucestershire. 

Some ‘say it with flowers’ but a cake in the shape of a tree stump, with cute sugar ladybirds, was an amazing surprise thank you gift for FSLI trainer Tracy Hayling.