Teacher Training

IO offers bespoke training directly at your school/locality or through other organisations - Royal Horticultural Society and Learning through Landscapes. Our bespoke training can be delivered as twilight or full days depending on your needs and budget. Contact us to find out more.

Building confidence to teach beyond the classroom

An inspirational session including overcoming barriers, involving students in the process of learning outside, and trying quick activities from a variety of curriculum areas. With years of experience teaching beyond the classroom and being an assessor for the LOtC Mark for schools we have lots of ideas to share to help build your confidence.                                                                      

Integrating learning beyond the classroom into your whole curriculum

As a staff group, identify learning opportunities within your curriculum to offer experiential learning in your school grounds, locality and beyond to museums, galleries and other attractions.

Gardening with your students

With many years experience delivering training for the RHS and working on the national Polli:Nation project we can develop your knowledge and skills to teach gardening. We can look at the science of plants, basic planting skills and gardening with a whole class. Or maybe you need a more in-depth course including crop planning to fit the school calendar, propagating plants for enterprise projects and activities for the winter months.       

Royal Horticultural Society CPD

The next courses we are delivering for the RHS is The Edible School Garden - Wednesday 11th March 2020 in Cardiff and Explorify in the garden with The Wellcome Trust - WEdnesday 13th May in Pontypridd. Visit the RHS Campaign for School Gardening website for more details. 

Delegates comments from course in Denbighshire November 2018 included - 

'Excellent course - exceeded my expectations. Lots of practical ideas & inspiration'

'Really enjoyable, practical & helpful. Excellent trainer - knowledgeable & tailored to our needs - thanks!'

Bushcraft and Forest School Taster Session

A course for those considering integrating Bushcraft or Forest Schools into your school. Having established Lincolnshire Forest School and Woodland Network we are well placed to discuss the rationale behind them both and give you a taster of some classic activities. Why not include a wood-fire cooked lunch for a staff bonding day?

Teaching life processes and living things in the outdoors (primary and secondary)

IO is well placed to help develop your confidence in teaching life processes - including basic ecological understanding, sampling, identification, presenting data (and statistics for secondary level).                                         

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