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The Hive's approach focuses on innovative ways to engage pupils in Forest School in more urban environments where access to outdoor space is constrained. 

Our Inset Day Sessions are designed to give teachers and schools an insight into the ethos, richness and creativity of Forest School learning - particularly in more urban settings - and how it complements and supports the curriculum.

The emphasis can be on staff team building or focused on outdoor learning for different curriculum levels, from EYFS through to KS1 and KS2. 


HOW THE DAY RUNS

A typical Inset Day is split into 4 sessions: 

  1. An introduction to the ethos and benefits behind the Forest School principles
  2. A hands on skills-based session: fire lighting, den building, whittling, Kelly kettle
  3. An outdoor lunch cooked as a group over the fire 
  4. An exploration of Forest School as a cross‐ curricular teaching tool


TIMINGS

Our Inset Days follow the school timetable. 


team 

All Inset Days are led by Nikki McKnight.
Click here to read about Nikki's background and experience.


VENUE

The Hive can come to your school for a full day or half day - or you're welcome to join us at Stavehill Ecology park in London SE16 6AX.


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