Forest Schools

Encourage physical activity and healthy living through outdoor play. Watch as your students improve their physical fitness and overall well-being.


Benefits of Forest Schools

Research in the UK into Forest School and its impacts on young children found positive impacts on children in terms of confidence, social skills, language and communication, motivation and concentration, physical skills and knowledge and understanding.

Self-awareness – Forest School naturally supports children to become more aware of their physical selves. It also allows children to safely explore and tevst their own boundaries. They can face fears, develop skills, test ideas and make discoveries.

We have a range of courses and resources designed to support your staff to introduce and develop forest school lessons and activities in your school grounds and ongoing support and networking so they always feel supported.

Level 3 Qualification Forest School Leader

Our training is unique as it is based on actual school sites giving delegates the opportunity to chat to experienced teachers and see real sessions
in action! The course also includes the 2-day Forest School First Aid Course below. Cost £995

Available Courses:

7 Day Course: 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th & 30th November and 7th & 8th December 23, Staffordshire based

 For more information or book a place on the course please contact us HERE

Outdoor First Aid Course

(Includes dual certification for Paediatric First Aid)

Level 3 Forest School Practitioners should renew their FA certificate every 3 years. This certificate covers all of the content of Paediatric First Aid and looks at specific elements and risks of outdoor situations and scenarios.

Available Courses:

2 day course – 15th and 22nd November 2023, Staffordshire based venue.

 For more information or book a place on the course please contact us HERE

Forest School Cluster Meetings

These face-to-face meetings will support delegates to stay up to date with their forest school skills meeting the requirement for level 3 practitioners to take part in ongoing CPD.  The sessions will also provide new ideas and resources at every session.  Delegates will also be able to shape the agendas for these sessions.

Cost £150 each or £350 for all three network dates

Course Dates –

Time: 9.30 – 3.30

Autumn Term 2023 – Tuesday 3rd October 2023 – The Valley, Oakamoor. ST10 3DQ

Spring Term 2024 – Thursday 22nd February 2024 – Walton Priory, Stone. ST15 0AL

Summer Term 2024 – Wednesday 22nd May 2024 – Cheslyn Hay

 For more information or book a place on the course please contact us HERE

Forest School Enrichment Day

We are excited to be able to offer a variety of forest school or outdoor pupil enrichment activities in school working directly with your pupils. These days can include:

  • Forest school activities such as den building, working with clay, bug hunting, pond dipping, building and cooking on fires and working with tools.
  • Team building and resilience activities.
  • Outdoor cross curricular learning linked to English, Maths, Science or other curriculum areas.
  • Orienteering activities
  • Archery

Staff members are encouraged to watch and join in with the sessions we run so they gain knowledge and ideas themselves and we will also leave you with our planning and resources so you have the option to continue with these activities the children have enjoyed meaning this is a truly sustainable use of funding.

For more information and to book your experience click HERE

Forest School and outdoor learning resources

At Accelerate Learning we feel that having a strong set of life skills will support children in whatever they choose to do in the future. 

This resource contains:

  • A booklet of forest school ideas.
  • My personal best outdoor learning challenges
  • Lunchtime nature activity cards
  • Developing life skills activity booklet
  • Example session plans
  • Example risk assessments

 To order a set of these popular resources click here