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Comments from trainees

"A fantastic course, I will never forget what I have learnt" - Level 3 Trainee 2017

"Sam is a great at making the learning process very easy and enjoyable. He's very welcoming and his teaching is relaxed but focused meaning you are having fun but learning all at the same time." - Level 3 Trainee 2017

"I could have kept on returning day after day! It was incredibly refreshing to be on a course where we were able to practice what we were learning. I have come away from the course with so many ideas and with a clear vision. The knowledge and delivery of the course was excellent. By far the best course I have ever been on so thank you!" - OLP Trainee 2014

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your energy and commitment to the Level 3 Forest School training course I was involved in. You really inspired me and I learnt so much. I would also like to thank you for your support through the development of my portfolio. I received it back just before Christmas and I was so happy that I had passed. There were some lovely comments about my reflective practice too. So thank you very much… I look forward to my continued learning in this area." - Level 3 Trainee 2015

"Hi Sam. Thank you again for such a wonderful course, I found it really encouraging, insightful and inspirational." - OLP Trainee 2016

"Thank you Sam for such an informative,inspiring couple of days." - OLP Trainee 2016


Comments from Children

"They (Forest School Sessions) were fun we all had a good time we got to build shelters and make fires it’s the best thing I've ever done."

”I learnt lots of new skills like being safe around fires and tools, also building dens and learning the names of flowers.”

“I was happy every Monday that we were doing Forest Schools”

“Sam was a great teacher and I can't wait to do Forest School again!”

“I really enjoyed Forest School, it's fun and I really like having a chance to do thing I wouldn't normally do outside, like using tools and making fires.”

“I had such a good time I can't tell you. I had such a good opportunity to have somebody as great as Sam as our instructor. It was so much fun – Every second counts!”

“We did different art using different materials that were natural. We did two fires cooking bread and popcorn. We did some plays which everyone enjoyed and we made a really cool compost heap. Sam was a really nice leader and I couldn't have asked for a better one! I enjoyed every single minute of it from start to finish!”

Comments from Ofsted reports


“Regular outdoor sessions are organised during the day and the children were observed deriving great enjoyment from a rainy visit to the Forest Schools area, especially the mud slide.”

Tenbury CofE Primary School – September 2010


“Children enjoy their learning and say they like the enrichment activities such as modern foreign languages and the Forest School.”

Kington Primary School – June 2010