Presentation on theme: "Unwrapping the Cotton Wool Kids in North Lanarkshire."— Presentation transcript:
Unwrapping the Cotton Wool Kids in North Lanarkshire
Long term investment to reap rewards for our youngest children
NOF –Access, Fencing, Storage. 45 Settings-3,000 children. Ongoing funded programme Forest School Awareness Raising – N.O.F.-Living Classroom-coaching in context 107 settings. Nurseries, Childminders, Drop in Centres January Conference- Mindstretchers Palacerigg Country Park. (first of many!) Lets Get Out - 3 year Project. Resources, training and conferences. (Mindstretchers, Grounds for Learning)
`Lets Get Out’ Next Steps NLC Forest Kindergarten Outdoor Champions Using Lanarkshire` s Industrial Heritage- Summerlee Using a Forest School approach to outings-DVD Risk Assessments Clothing for staff and children Audit and DVD
Where We Are Now Investment Settings- Access to Natural Environments. Outdoor specification for new settings. Benefit Risk Assessments Peer Support and Collaboration-CFE Group Education Scotland Outdoor Food Hygiene & First Aid Disseminate Research DVD `If You Go Down To The Woods ’
Outdoors Blog-`Lets Get Out` CPD Central Glow Teaching in Nature-SNH Forest Kindergarten Training- Forestry Commission Forest School Cluster FEI `More Than` Outdoor Shelters Learning Rounds-Global Citizenship. Birth to Three Training Brilliance of a Boulder and Terrific Tree Trunks training.
Developing Forest Kindergartens One Day Taster Sessions Three Day Course Supplementary Courses Level Three Forest School Leader
We will continue our journey by…… Sustaining and developing partnerships based on mutual respect, shared goals and a commitment to increasing opportunities for children to embrace risk and challenge and become confident individuals, successful learners, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
And all of this helps in………… Unwrapping the Cotton Wool Kids in North Lanarkshire!
Forest School – A school in the forest ?
Forest School Outcomes Confidence Social Skills Language & Communication Motivation & Concentration Physical skills Knowledge & Understanding New Perspectives Ripple Effects
Motivation and Concentration It was brilliant, I got to use a saw…by myself to cut wood for the den.
Knowledge and Understanding A picture of my proudest achievement
TRAINING Level 1 – Introduction to Forest School Level 2 – Forest School Assistants Award Level 3 – Forest School Practitioners Award
Level 1 – Introduction to Forest School 2 days training (Module 1), complete workbook Observe Forest School Session Write up Observations Target – Management, occasional helpers
Level 2 – Assistants Award 4 days training (Module 1 & 2) Assist on 3 sessions 2 workbooks and essay based question to complete Entry requirements:- –Over 18 –Experience of working with client group
Level 3 – Practitioners Award 9 days training (modules 1-5) plus 2 day first aid in the outdoors Deliver 6 sessions Complete coursework portfolio ( minimum of 110 hours of self study – 3 workbooks, handbook & essay based questions) Entry Requirements –Over 21 –Relevant qualification for client group –Be leading group activities with client group