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Forest School Practitioner Training courses, outdoor workshops, creativity courses and more from Kindling Play and Training

Kindling delivers QCF accredited Forest Schools Practitioner Training at OCN (Open Awards) Level 1 through to Level 3. These training courses can be delivered in house for up to 16 participants. All courses are facilitated by Lily Horseman, an experienced and creative trainer and Forest School practitioner. Lily has held a Level 4 Forest School Trainers award since 2009, is a director of the Forest School Association and a member of the Forest School Trainers Network. For more information or to ask questions call Lily on 07789 723 061.

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Play in the Outdoors— facilitating and observing play in the outdoors @ Bishopswood Centre
Sep 22 @ 09:30 – 16:30
Play in the Outdoors— facilitating and observing play in the outdoors @ Bishopswood Centre | Crossway Green | England | United Kingdom

Experiential course with Jon Cree and Lily Horseman. Starting at 9.30 and finishing at 4.30
How does the outdoors support ‘the ecological and spiritual imagination of the mind’ of the child will be a key question explored on this workshop. We will also be looking at all the other developmental areas humans experience during play.
Outdoor play and ‘games’ will be shared to explore the many possibilities the natural world and outdoor elements offer for meaningful play – from the creative to the rough and tumble.
We will be exploring the ‘play framework’ and how we, as practitioners, spot cues from learners to interact with their play without destroying the ‘play’ and the ‘drive’ to play. We will also be examining when a ‘player’ enters a state of flow when the learning becomes integral to the human.
The day will look in detail at what practitioners can deduce from play. Are our observations and evaluations telling us what is really ‘going
on’ for the learner and how do we check they are truthful. This can then inform our inter- ventions and non-interventions as co-players.
How do we re-discover the world and mind of the child? – one of the many questions asked and explored on this workshop.

Spaces are limited. Email to book or complete the attached booking form here