Forest School CPD for Staff: Outdoor and Woodland Learning

By January 16, 2017 Events, Training No Comments

At Bowker Vale, we are lucky to have developed an amazing Forest School site through our perimeter fence and into Blackley Forest. We currently have four Level 3 Forest School Leaders, and all children from Nursery to Year 6 including our Resourced Provision SEMH learners take part in regular outdoor and woodland learning.

You may be interested in what becoming a ‘Forest School’ looks like and attending this session could be the start of your own journey to become a Forest School. Or you may be interested in how aspects of Forest School learning could be taken back to your own school to develop your own outdoor learning curriculum. All you need is access to nature or an outdoor space!

Come to the session to learn;

  • The ethos and research behind Forest Schools
  • Woodland Art
  • Den building with natural materials
  • Creativity with string and knots
  • Clay faces and animals to inspire story telling
  • How to use tools to create natural jewellery and musical instruments


The children at BV are incredibly lucky to have access to such a great site, enabling them to experience nature first hand. It runs adjacent to the River Irk, with a variety of native tree species present and evidence that local wildlife, including deer use the site too. Their Forest School sites provide an inspirational setting for outdoor learning that most schools can only dream of! 

Kathryn Phillips, Forest School Project Officer & Education Officer, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire.



Date: Thursday 25th May 2017

Time: 13:00 –  16:00 (register from 12:45)

Venue: Bowker Vale Primary School, Crumpsall, Manchester – a Teach Manchester Strategic Partner.

Cost £90 per pair of colleagues.

Fees and booking:
You can book for this session by emailing or telephoning 0161 226 1773. Sessions cost £90 per pair of colleagues.