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Bridgwater College is the pioneer of the Forest School concept in the UK. In 1993, a team from Bridgwater College visited Denmark on an exchange visit and were inspired by the encouragement the Danish schools give to outdoor activities. On their return to Somerset, they set up the Forest School—the first of its kind in the UK—which has now become widely accepted across the country as a valuable mode of learning for all ages and client groups.

Bridgwater College staff go out to other areas of the UK giving training to those interested in running or participating in Forest School provision to spread the good practice of the College's Forest School nationally and internationally. Download our Forest School Brochure here or view an ITV News Forest School profile on Bridgwater College.

Upcoming Courses

Listed below are location and dates of planned upcoming Forest School courses. The prices shown are on a per person basis. If you would like information on these courses or you wish to host a course at your venue please call our administrators Alyson or Julie on 01278 441365 or email forest-school@bridgwater.ac.uk.

Level 1 Introduction to Forest School

LocationDatesCost
Camden TBC £250

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Forest School Leaders Award

LocationDatesCost
Dulwich 25 – 29 Jan 2016 £900
Amsterdam 29 Feb – 4 Mar 2016 £900
Camden 7 – 11 Mar 2016 £900
Bridgwater College 14 – 18 Mar 2016 £900
Peterborough 19 – 22 Apr 2016 £900
Nottingham 25 – 29 Apr 2016 £900
Colston School Bristol 16 – 20 May 2016 £900
Paignton Zoo 16 – 20 May 2016 £900
Stevenage 6 – 10 Jun 2016 £900
Hounslow 6 – 10 Jun 2016 £900
East Kent College 20 – 24 Jun 2016 £900
Hampshire 20 – 24 Jun 2016 £900
Wandsworth 17 – 21 Oct 2016 £900

Forest School @ The Beach

LocationDatesCost
Jersey 10 – 13 May 2016 £465

BTEC Level 3 Forest School Leaders Award

Specialist course for those working with hard to reach learners.

LocationDatesCost
TBC TBC TBC

* Please call 01278 441365 for details