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From flora and fauna to lighting fires - 'Embracing Outdoor Learning' conference a great success

Posted by FSLI_Admin on June 12, 2015

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. 

Ken Greenway - sedges have edges and rushes are round - small.jpgMore than 40 Forest School leaders from across the region came together for a day's hands on skills, guided by FSLI's team of experienced trainers. The day also included a review of the health and safety handbook, which underpins each Forest School setting, and plenty of opportunity for one-to-one discussion and open question time. The opportunity to join one of several flora and fauna walks led by Ken Greenway from Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park proved one of the most popular workshops, with FSLI director Chris Dee introducing him as"one of the most inspiring people I know".

Chris Dee commented: "It was a fantastic day of learning for all involved - trainers and delegates alike - and the format proved really useful for having a go at a variety of skills, picking up new ideas and having those informal conversations that help us all to network and share our experiences. There will be some very imaginative and exciting sessions to help children explore their own learning outdoors as a result of the conference."

Safe tool use - small.jpgInterested in our 2016 conference?

Plans are under way for our 2016 conference, and we will be developing new workshops and ideas to bring to the day/s. 

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If you get the chance, a visit to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park it's well worthwhile! More about Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park