Green Drinks Galway, April 2014 – “Classrooms in the Woods”

Carol Middleton M.Ed. will be talking about forest schools for the April 2014 Green Drinks Galway event which takes place at 8pm this evening at the Cottage Bar in Lower Salthill. FACEBOOK EVENT:
This talk is in advance of a series of courses for adults working with/supporting people who would benefit from Forest Schools and interested in Forest Schools training at Brigit’s Garden, Rosscahill, Galway: 6th -11th July and 21st – 23rd Nov 2014.

To give people an idea of what to expect, there will be two taster sessions for these courses before the Green Drinks event today 2pm – 4pm AND 5.30 – 6.30pm @ River Corrib, NUIG side, directly opposite Menlo Castle. Places are limited. To book yours contact Donations are welcome to cover costs.

Forest Schools are based on outdoor nature schools in Denmark, where children play and learn outdoors. When children learn outdoors they develop in lots of ways simultaneously and the learning they do is very secure. Minds, bodies and hearts are all exercised at once. These principles work equally well with adults too.

Carol Middleton lives in a small town on the east coast of the UK – a great place for seabirds and small boats. Carol is a qualified teacher, Early Years Professional and Forest School leader, with over twenty years of experience working with people of all ages. Her M.Ed work involved studies of children’s play and management dynamics. She has facilitated training programmes for a number of years and now works as a Early Years lecturer, group leader and facilitator in outdoor work and nature connection.
Her inspiration comes from childhood summer holidays in the mountains of North Wales, the work of Jon Young and person centred approaches to experiential learning. Her passion is to get people back outside to appreciate and care for the world they live in.
Hope to see you there!


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