Creating Successful Futures Through Outdoor Learning Conference, 4 April

Recieved from Natural Resources Wales:

Impio Outdoor Learning Wales Network group invites you to attend the ‘Creating Successful Futures through Outdoor Learning’ Conference which will be held at outside at Greenfield Heritage Park, Holywell, Flintshire on the 4th April 2019.

Dust off your wellies, ditch your suit and get your mac out; join members of the Outdoor Learning Wales network to gain inspiration and practical ideas on how the outdoors can be used to deliver and support learning across the Curriculum for Wales.

You will be able to listen to guest speakers and take part in 3 workshops.

Be inspired, learn new skills, take away a wealth of resources and refresh your confidence.

Available workshops based on the 6 Areas for Learning and Experience:

  • Expressive Arts: ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ – bring the book to life with Polly Snape

  • Health and Well-being: ‘Healing Nature’ with Gemma Johnson

  • Humanities: Ethics, beliefs, religion and spirituality within the context of outdoor learning with Greg Woolley of the Egin Conwy OLW Group

  • Languages, literacy and communication: Use the inspiring seasons to create a special memory book with staff from Plas Drew Trust

  • Mathematics and Numeracy: Counting and Coding in Nature with teachers from Ysgol Glan Gele

  • Science and Technology: Surveying and observation with Iwan Edwards of the North Wales Wildlife Trust

Skill Enhancing Workshops:

  • Using mindfulness with groups of children – Why and how to use Mindfulness with groups of any age in the outdoors.

  • Using and maintaining edge tools – A workshop covering the safe use of edge tools – bushcraft knife, pruning saw, axe, draw-knife and billhook. Learn how to store, carry and maintain them.

  • Historic Healers – an over view of a curriculum liked project focusing on the healing and health properties of many common woodland plants

  • Flintshire Eco-Champions – A presentation on the new Environmental Education Programme developed by Plas Derw Trust in conjunction with Flintshire County Counci

Attend 3, get three free – Delegates will have the opportunity to attend 3 workshops but will receive session plans for all 6 AoLE workshops.  Please see the conference booking form for full workshop details.

Organisational marketplace

A marketplace of outdoor education groups, charities and organisations will be held at the Conference.  A one-stop-shop for outdoor learning networking, resources and ideas.  Marketplaces are limited, anyone wishing to secure a space should contact asap.  Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Lunch and refreshments included plus a chance to explore the park during your lunch break

Cost £30 a delegate

To book a place: Please complete the attached booking form and return it to: or via the postal address below.

Cheques should be made payable to: Impio Outdoor Learning Wales Network Group and posted to:

Education Team,
Natural Resources Wales,
The Forestry Office,
LL15 2NL

Confirmation will be sent out via email once your booking form and cheque have been received.

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