Forest Schools
Get muddy teaching children about nature!
1-2 hours, throughout the year
Bannerman Road Community Academy
What is it?
Forest Schools run hands-on, interactive outdoors sessions that support children to build a connection with nature. It offers a space for children to learn outside the classroom, in an environment that is fun, supportive and fosters curiosity.
What can you do?
We're looking for volunteers who can help experience Forest Schools leaders run fun and engaging sessions. You’ll support session leaders to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment, and inspire pupils to engage with nature and learn new skills.
To volunteer with Forest Schools, sign up here.
What you need to know before you apply
There are a few things you need to know before you apply:
  • The programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, across all disciplines.
  • Sessions will take place in local primary schools.
  • Session times are listed on the application form under 'role preference'.
The recruitment and training process:
  • Fill in our online application form
  • We will then email you about your training workshop (workshops will run throughout October)
  • We will send you safeguarding training for working with children
  • We will then send you for an induction at the primary school from mid October to early November
  • When you have attended your induction you will be ready to start volunteering!
Hear from one of our volunteers
"I absolutely loved being involved with Forest Schools. It has been so great seeing the children grow and develop whilst experiencing new activities which generally aren't accessible to primary school children."
Ben Orrock, Forest Schools Volunteer.
Have any questions about the application process or need reasonable adjustments made? Please contact ****. We are inclusive and encouraging of all University of Bristol students who want to volunteer, and welcome BME, LGBT+ and Disabled applicants.
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