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FEI: HOW IT WORKS – EDINBURGH FEI CLUSTER PERSPECTIVE Susan Dickson The City of Edinburgh Senior Countryside Ranger & Jenny Watters The City of Edinburgh.

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1 FEI: HOW IT WORKS – EDINBURGH FEI CLUSTER PERSPECTIVE Susan Dickson The City of Edinburgh Senior Countryside Ranger & Jenny Watters The City of Edinburgh Forest Education Development Officer & Participating members

2 Edinburgh’s Forest School Pilot Project Appointment of FEDO Feasibility Study 2 Demonstration Schools/year2 Demonstration Schools/year Strengthening of FEI Edinburgh &Strengthening of FEI Edinburgh & Lothians cluster Lothians cluster Supported Forest School LeaderSupported Forest School Leader accredited training package accredited training package Sustainable!

3 Forest School Leader Training06/07 Colinton Dells

4 Forest School Leader Training 07/08 Craigmillar Castle Park – Hawkhill Woods

5 FEI Edinburgh & Lothians Kit & Resources

6 The Green Team, Ian Twaddle youth worker and Liberton High School students at The Pentland Hills Regional Park – 2007

7 Timeline Summer ‘08Autumn ‘ 08Winter ‘ 08Spring ‘ 09 June Delivery assessment July Pilot funding ends Sept. Coursework hand in Oct. Pilot review

8 Edinburgh’s Forest School Project Three year strategy: working document –2008/09 Demonstration projects »Stevenson College »St. Francis & Niddriemill primary – joint project »Visual Impairment Scotland & The Royal Blind School – Supporting local FEI cluster groups »More Forest School training »Further progression opportunities »Ideas sharing & networking events »Kit & Resources - Keep sharing good news stories

9 Stevenson College Entry to Employment Course Sept. – Dec. 2008

10 NIDDRIEMILL PRIMARY & ST. FRANCIS PRIMARY Four Classes – 8 Week programmes

11 Kindly funded & supported by:

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15 Forest School Leader Training April 2009 Hermitage of Braid

16 Forest School Leader Training Sept. ’09 – Hermitage of Braid

17 Edinburgh & Lothians Future Developments? Continuing to support Edinburgh’s FS project Ros Marshall – Funding bid for Nursery Sector project As membership expands the group may need to increase kit & resources Greater local networking opportunities Further regular workshop programme

18 Bringing back knowledge, experience and ideas – then sharing them! WORKSHOPAMPM 1.Woodsnappers – People Trees and Digital Photography Leaders: Scott Jones & Alain Kain Susan Dickson E&L Aline Hill E & L Fenton Iddins (Edin / Fife) Jane Kay ML Andrew Caldwell (Edin.) 2.Teacher Training – Removing the barriers to the outdoor classroom Leader: Kate Walters Sally York MLHeather Hackett EL Aline Hill E&L Karen Knamiller E&L Jim Smalls WL 3.Exploring woodland diversity with creative activity Leader: Jane Wilkinson Audra Buist E&L Louise Caldwell E&L Alison Clark EL Diane Forbes E&L Jane Garven E&L Heather Hacket EL Lindy Furby E&L

19 Ros Marshall & Liberton nursery youngsters

20 “The woodlands make me happy” Three year old Forest School participant Source: Ros Marshall Liberton Nursery Teacher

21 Questions? Susan Dickson Jenny Watters Telephone Edinburgh & Lothians FEI c/o The City of Edinburgh Council, Countryside Ranger Service, Parks & Greenspace, Services for Communities


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