Forest School Experience Day, Isle of Wight

Forest School Experience Day, Isle of Wight

Actions and Detail Panel


Date and time


West Wight Nursery

Summers Lane


PO39 0HQ

United Kingdom

View map

Refund policy

The Forest School Experience Day is an introduction to the Forest School ethos and principles.

About this event

The Forest School Experience Day is an immersive and practical introduction to the Forest School ethos and principles for practitioners interested in Forest School Training.

Wednesday 17th August (10am to 3pm)

Forest School is an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults of all abilities regular opportunities to gain confidence and raise self-worth through a series of hands-on learning experiences in school grounds and local woodlands.

The Forest School Experience Day is run on Forest School principles and will introduce you to the pedagogy . This taster course will provide you with a basic understanding of the Forest School principles and ethos including learning about woodland ecology and new practical skills. All our Forest School courses are delivered by our qualified, professional staff.

For initial queries on Forest School training, please read through our pre-booking information

This Experience Day will take place at West Wight Nursery, Summers Lane, Totland, IOW, PO39 0HQ

Health & Safety

You have a legal duty to take reasonable care to avoid injury to yourself or to others and not interfere with or misuse any clothing or equipment provided to protect your health & safety. If you suffer from a medical condition which may be caused by, or made worse by the following study activities, you should notify your tutor.

-Use of tools, shelter building and team building activities

-Woodland conservation tasks and green woodwork

-Fire lighting and camp fire cooking

Please report any accident, injury, near miss, unsafe working conditions or suspected faults in the buildings or equipment, immediately to your tutor. You will also be responsible for providing your own safety boots for the duration of the training. First Aid training is not included in this training course and you will need to arrange your own outdoor or Forest School First Aid training if needed.

Data Protection

HIWWT will hold and process your personal data including some sensitive personal data. You agree to this personal data being processed in accordance with HIWWT’s Data Protection policy. In particular HIWWT will process your data necessary for completion of your studies such as disclosing some of your data to third parties such as LASER, who may share information with funders and regulators, and the Forest School Association.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust will never sell your contact details to another organisation or share your data with other charities for marketing purposes.

Should you wish to change your communication preferences at any time, please let us know by contacting our membership team: Tel: 01489 774400 Email:

Photograph Permission

HIWWT may take visual recordings of students during the course and reserve the right to use these for education purposes. Students’ individual consent will be requested for promotional use of photographs or video recordings on the sign in register on the day.

Entry Criteria

Participants should be over 16, no prior experience required.


Dawn Preston – Education Officer

Dawn O’Malley – Training and Outreach Officer

Course Reviews

Sarah, Boscombe

Doing my Forest School Level 3 with Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust was fantastic. The training was delivered in such a magical location with trainers who were really knowledgeable and experienced but more importantly, friendly, approachable and so passionate about Forest School. I left with a spring in my step, wood smoke in my hair, loads of new ideas and an eagerness and confidence to begin delivering Forest School myself.

Steve, Penn

The instructors were absolutely fantastic both in terms of their knowledge and skills as well as in their delivery style.

Daniel, Gosport

We had a chance to apply skills, develop and then re-apply them in a managed and supportive environment over consecutive days. The course, in parts, exceeded my expectations.

Carine, Basingstoke

Thank you for an *amazing* experience and all your hard but seamless work in providing the course.

Victoria, Christchurch

I just wanted to say a huge thankful for a wonderful weekend last weekend and, a really great training course. I had no idea I would learn as much as I have, let alone run sessions successfully. One day, even if I can only be a fraction as good as you both as practitioners that would be amazing.

Share with friends