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A summary of the comments provided by those attending this networking event in Dock Park, Dumfries (2015)
2013 6 forest days with children from Gelston and Auchencairn Primaries. These children then hosted a CPD day to which teachers from other schools in the region were invited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
May 2013 - June 2014
Held in the Cally Woods near Gatehouse of Fleet.
Regular whole family days in the woods plus series of evening Magical Woodland Walks.
June and August 2012
April 2012 onwards
This group is going out twice weekly to play and learn about woods.
April 2012 6 attendees each day. Local forest educators learnt many new educational activities involving woods and trees. They also learnt how to harvest spruce roots, whittle a feather stick and use a group bow drill . . . .
One day workshop November 2011
Full weekend training in Leave no Trace April 2012
May - September 2011
Working with two local primary schools we ran workshops with local craftspeople using natural materials found in the woods or ground. These were interspersed with woodland activities. The end result was a ‘Forest Fair’.
October 2010 - July 2011
1.Six sessions with a local nursery
2.Taster day for students of childcare
3.Eight sessions with a local primary
4.10 weekend and holiday days of forest school for families in Gatehouse.
5. Subsidised training for 2Forest School level 2 leaders and one in bushcraft level 3 (OCN)
September- February 2011
1.Eight sessions for Dalbeattie Primary including visit to local sawmill Howie's.
2.Trial sessions in Dalbeattie woods for families at weekends and in the holidays