Louise King, our trainee Forest School Leader at The Old Station Nursery at Henley on Thames, is just back from her specialist First Aid course. She writes:
‘I recently went on a two day Forest School First Aid course. The first day I networked with other Forest School practitioners while learning the basic First Aid skills. On the second day we went out into the forest and acted out different scenarios you might endure, e.g. drowning in a pond, falling from a height, being impaled by an object, and lots more. I feel my knowledge and confidence grew over the few days which has prepared me for what I might have to experience one day. I also picked up a lot of ideas and techniques to support me in my Forest School practice from other Forest School leaders’.
We very much hope she won’t need to put any of her new found skills into action, but it’s good to know she is prepared. If you’d like to visit our Forest School at Henley, or would like to use it for a group you are involved with, do contact us at Henley: 01491 577716.