Fresh air, fun, exercise, ideas and increased confidence, come as a standard on all our courses! We provide accredited training for Early Years providers and across the primary sector. If you don’t see something that meets your needs, please get in touch anyway as we offer a wide range of opportunities. We are also able to offer outreach and tailor made INSET services too.
What to bring
Sturdy shoes are required as well as suitable clothing for the time of year: The reserve, where our courses are run, is rather exposed, so when it is windy, it is very windy. When it is wet, it is very wet. When it is sunny .... got the picture? Our courses are generally very hands on and we invariably go out what ever the weather. You have been warned!
Outreach and bespoke services
At Gwent Wildlife Trust, we realise that sometimes schools want to train whole departments / schools rather than just individual teachers. We are therefore pleased to offer an Outreach INSET service, where we will come to you and train staff in your own grounds. Alternatively, you may like to bring your whole staff to Magor Marsh for training. Both services have gone down very well in the past. One head said she, “Wouldn’t spend her money anywhere else!”
Staff Meeting INSET from £150 +VAT. Full Day's Outreach INSET From £350 + VAT
Please contact Petra or Kathy on 01633 889048 to discuss availability and to choose the course content that will suit your school setting.
About the trainers
Both Natalie Waller and Kathy Barclay work for Gwent Wildlife Trust but are associate trainers to Cambium Sustainable. Between them they have 23 years of outdoor learning experience and are both Level 4 Agored Cymru accredited Forest School Trainers.
The Cambium Network has trainers in many parts of the UK. We cooperate in Continuing Professional Development, standardisation of assessment and feedback, submission of work for accreditation to Agored Cymru (Formerly OCN Wales) awarding body and internal and external quality assurance.
Trainers meet regularly to discuss the latest developments, and to exchange ideas, skills and techniques and to play for the future. Most members of the Cambium Network provide services direct to schools and other bodies wishing to engage with the expanding use of Forest School, Outdoor Learning and Coastal School techniques in early years, primary and secondary education.