Adolescence Childhood

Forest schools: Everything you need to know

Expert: April Gutensohn
Masterclass structure: 11 lessons (30:38 minutes)

About this class

Forest school is becoming increasingly popular in many countries but what are they, and are they effective? Can they offer more for your child than traditional preschools can? In this masterclass (qualified forest school leader and owner of Three House Learning), April Gutensohn, explains everything you need to know about Forest School.


About the expert

April Gutensohn has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a specialisation in adaptation and modification for children with special needs. After working as a special needs teacher, she completed the Level 3 Forest School leader qualification an opened her own Forest School in order to better support the needs of the children in her community. April is also a qualified Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist.

Lessons in this class

12 Lessons (1:00:35hour)
0. Lesson - The complete masterclass 29:57
1. Lesson - Meet your expert 3:06
2. Lesson - The origin of forest schools 3:15
3. Lesson - What is forest school? 5:19
4. Lesson - Do children really learn in forest school? 4:51
5. Lesson - Staff qualifications 1:52
6. Lesson - What does a session look like? 2:41
7. Lesson - What about health and safety? 3:50
8. Lesson - Springboard for learning 1:02
9. Lesson - Materials used at forest school 1:35
10. Lesson - Forest school for neurodivergent children 1:52
11. Lesson - Take home message 1:15

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