• Last opportunity to join this years training Certificate in Forest School Leadership (takes place in Co. Wicklow)

    Posted on October 22, 2015 by in News Updates
    Forest School leaders, a pre-school story & Hallowe’en camps
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    Last opportunity to join this years training
    Certificate in Forest School Leadership

    Part 1: Starts October 30th to November 3rd, 2015
    Part 2: March 21st to 24th, 2016
    Nine full days included, in Hollywood, West Co. Wicklow. (Next training October 2016, TBA)

    This training is for you if you:

    • want to be part of the change to bring back outdoor play for kids from pre-school age up to the teenage years.
    • are passionate about nature connection as a fundamental part of our childhood development as a foundation for life.
    • have considerable experience already working with groups as an educator, pre-school provider, facilitator, leader and are motivated to bring nature connection back into your service and profession.

    BLOGWhat happens during Forest School training?” Read here!
    This Forest School training is delivered by the Circle of life Training team, two of which are the authors of  the critically acclaimed book, Learning With Nature.

    For more information see here or register email info@earthforceducation.com or call Ciara 086 3199515.
    A High/Scope pre-school in Kilkenny City developed their urban setting for Forest School, here’s how…

    “While doing my Forest School training I was working in an urban setting with a 10 meter square yard at the rear.

    I was aware that this was not ideal for connecting with nature on the scale that Forest School facilitated but I was determined, after all, when asked, our Outside Time was always the most popular time of our High/Scope Sessional day with the children….” Read more.
    Forest and Bushcraft Day Camps this October mid-term break

    With Ciara Hinksman of Earth Force Education

    Email info@earthforceeducation.com to book or call Ciara 086 3199515 for more info.

    Camps for age 5 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years in Newcastle, north Co. Wicklow and Castleruddery Organic Farm, west Co. Wicklow.
    Dates and details all available from www.earthforceeducation.com
    Video – The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

    Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain. Watch here

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