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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 |
Teachers go down to the woods
Thursday, January 26, 2012
In October, FCCT hosted 14 teaching professionals from across Fife who took part in outdoor-learning training at Lochore Meadows Country Park. This event is one of a series designed for teachers and teaching support staff who want to deliver outdoor learning as part of the curriculum.
Teaching outdoors has been identified by the Scottish Government as a beneficial and valuable experience, and it is committed to delivering outdoor education for every child in Scotland. The training, offered by FCCT through Fife Council’s education services, aims to give teachers the skills and knowledge to teach outdoors with pupils.
The first of four outdoor learning sessions, teaching professionals were introduced to basic woodland identification. The Trust offers a range of courses to compliment the forest school training on subjects such as how to light, manage and extinguish a small fire, cook outdoors, tree and woodland identification, as well Forest Schools.
Conducting the course, Ranger Karen Yearsley based at Lochore Meadows said: “Outdoor learning is a fantastic and rewarding experience for children, young people and adults. The training we offer teaching professionals links with The Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence, so skills and knowledge learnt here can be taken back to nurseries and schools allowing more teachers to get outdoors with their pupils.”
Attending the course, Rosemary Reid from Inverkeithing Nursery, said: “The training was very informative, we can apply the knowledge we gained for leaf and tree identification session with children in a range of contexts. The experience will help us take our Forest Kindergarten forward and enhance the learning experiences we can offer.”