New Forest School Leader Skills Development Day

Wednesday 29th June 2022

This one day course is designed for new and more experienced Forest School Leaders who would like an opportunity to practice their skills, learn some new activities and games and share ideas with other practitioners.  The day will be spent entirely outdoors so participants need to come dressed appropriately for the weather.  Steel toe capped boots are recommended in case we need to harvest materials.

Course Programme

During the day there will be the opportunity to do various activities/ skills development which will be learner led but supported by the course leader.  These could include:

Tool Use

Ropes and String Craft

Tree cookies


Butter knife

Mini hurdles


Rope bridges



Star gazing chair

Wash stand

Triangles and tetrahedrons

Bows and arrows


Elder jewellery

Dream catchers

Natural dyes


Elder and charcoal pencils

There will be opportunities in the morning and afternoon to prepare a fire to heat a kettle or light a storm kettle to make drinks.  Towards the end of the morning you could have a go at setting up a cooking fire and doing some campfire cooking.  Throughout the day we will play some games that you may want to share with your groups.

You will need to bring

All tools, equipment and resources will be provided but participants are welcome to bring along ingredients and cooking equipment for any recipes that they would like to try out.

Refreshments will be provided but participants will need to bring their own lunch.

Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm 

Venue: Charlotte’s Wood, London City Road, Wilby, Suffolk, IP21 5LT

Cost: £50 per person (free for Level 3 Forest School students currently in training with Charlotte’s Forest School)

To book: Either complete the booking form on this page or download the PDF version below and return via email.

Please note that your details will be held securely until the end of the course; after which they will be destroyed unless you give permission for future contact.

Booking Form - New FSL Skills

Do you have any disabilities, medical or learning needs that we need to know about?

During training Charlotte regularly takes photos of adults engaging in different activities. These may be used for marketing and publicity purposes (e.g. on flyers, Facebook and on her website). Do you give consent for photos to be taken of you for these purposes?

*We may contact you via email to let you know about future events and activities that might be of interest at Charlotte’s Wood. We won’t pass your email address or any other details on to anyone else. Do you give consent for us to contact you in the future?

Any cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of the course will incur the full course fees. Do you agree to these booking terms?

Please check the boxes to indicate the 5 activities you would most like to do on the day

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