An excellent student working on their portfolio for the level 3 Forest School leaders qualification recently explored some of the challenges that individuals may have to get the most from the experience - they have produced this great diagram exploring the internal and external barriers to learning and engagement. There is a lot going on for all children under the surface and often worth looking at why they might be struggling to get involved - some great food for thought.
Jon Attwood has been leading outdoor activities in the wider Bristol area for over 20 years. He developed a passion for nature and a love of the outdoors as a child and was lucky to have a free range childhood with plenty of time exploring wild corners of rural Essex. Jon is a Forest School leader and trainer and is happiest in the woods sharing experiences with children and adults.