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ENCHANTING WOODLAND ADVENTURES WHERE IMAGINATION SOARS…….EYFS/KS1

Alliance Member Brotherton & Byram Community Primary Academy have shared this CPD opportunity.

Note this is not a STAR TSA event and bookings should be made by clicking the “Attend event” link below

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 from 13:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Brotherton & Byram Community Primary Academy
Low Street
Brotherton
WF11 9HQ Knottingley
United Kingdom

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Overview

We aim to bring a connection to nature back into the lives of children in a way that is engaging, educational and fun.

Adventures can be recreated on school grounds and on each of the adventures we tell a tale to inspire the children, setting the scene for the mysteries that await us. On every session we make something to aid their quest, from wizard wands to elf rockets, stickmen to bog babies. Then it’s time for some tracking through the woods to find clues to help us on our way to completing the task, but beware the trolls are never far away, so we need to creep slowly and quietly to find what we seek…

Once at the end of the adventure we might discover anything, from fairy villages to leprechaun’s gold, wildlife and even sleeping dragons.

* Please be warned that whilst taking part in these sessions you may be exposed to a great deal of magic, exploding potions, powerful wands, hairy trolls, sneaky fairies and rocket launching satellite navigation systems!

This session will equip you with a wealth of new ideas, activities, games and crafts, that will fill your pockets with loads of fun things to do, which are both easy and practical.

The course will include:

  •  Arts and crafts, iewand making, bog babies, stickmen
  •  Tracking games
  •  Mini shelters, magic potions, scavenger hunts
  •  Elf rocket blasting, treasure hunting, super volcano erupting
  •  Toasting marshmallows and roasting popcorn on the fire

Target Audience: EYFS/ KS1

Course Leader Adam Dove

Adam Dove has over 10 years experience in the outdoors. His qualifications include: a BA Hons degree in Outdoor Education and Adventure Recreation: Level 3 Forest School Leader award; and various outdoor pursuits qualifications. His knowledge has been extended through hands-on experience and attending courses in mountain leader training and bushcraft survival skills. Experience includes, designing Forest School and Outdoor Education programmes for various settings including, children’s parties and holiday camps. He has also trained other professionals in the field of outdoor education.

In 2011 he started Bushbabies Woodland Adventures to develop outdoor educational programmes that utilised  his experience and inspiration.

In 2015 he published his first book, The Woodland Adventure Handbook, which details how any adult can set up and run themed adventures for young children in an outdoor setting.

His hope is that through contact with nature along with the power of imagination, children can be inspired to see the magic of the outdoors leading to increased joy and wellbeing.

Course cost: £65

Payment:  Payment can be made by credit/debit card, cheque or invoice.