Forest school and nature connection Inset training at St Augustine’s Priory

It was one of those cold wintery days, with wind coming from the east – something we have become quite familiar with during the extended winter of 2013.

Braving the cold and the outdoors were a number of intrepid teachers from the Early years part of St Augustine’s Priory, Ealing, London. They all had alot of fun, learning new skills and increasing confidence for bringing out the younger ones into school grounds for regular forest school sessions. Not only did the team try out and experience new teaching techniques, they also spent time working together, building trust, problem solving, competing, storytelling, reviewing and reflecting – all in all a great team-building and inset training in outdoor learning.

blindfold rope walk

This is what Liz Keane had to say about the day: “I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you for such an inspiring and action-packed day yesterday. We all felt very empowered and motivated and are now working out the final practicalities so that we can implement Forest Schools here at Saint Augustine’s. Despite it being a cold, grey February day we all came away with our heads brimming with ideas for activities which we know that our children will enjoy every bit as much as we did!”