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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Story, Songs and Rhythm at Forest School and in the Outdoors

  • Location: Bishops Wood
  • Tutor: Jon Cree and Helen Fairest
  • Date: Monday 02 July 2018
  • Times: 01:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • NON RESIDENT - booked 2 months in advance: £85.50

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

This afternoon and evening will look at storytelling techniques and ways of working with the natural world and outdoor spaces to create stories.  The workshop is ideal for those wishing to work with literacy and communication in a creative way, responding to the natural world.  We will explore the key elements that make good story structure; how to balance action, emotion and description in story; ways of keeping the thread and use of connectives; and importantly incorporating rhythm with the body and voice. 

We will work with the natural world as a stimulus for story making as well as rhythm.  This will include homemade and found percussion and using the voice for both rhythm and song to support story.  You do not have to be able to sing, in fact the day will create an inviting space where educators can explore non-threatening easy techniques for working with the voice in the outdoors.  This will be important for looking at how to storytell in the outdoors and even around a fire, and increase participants confidence to tell stories based on the natural world

Your trainers will be Helen Fairest who has been incorporating song and rhythm into her work with young people for 24 years at Active Training and Education and in Forest Schools from nursery to Year 6 and Jon Cree who has been involved with choirs for almost 30 years and loves a good rhythm and song.

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken.

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