In today’s technology rich world, the simple pleasure of sharing a book in the fresh air is easily over looked. Join us for an inspiring day in the woods using books to inspire awe, wonder, imagination and creativity. Using a range of books, we will show you how to use nature to support children’s learning across the curriculum.

Course objectives

  • To ignite a passion for books in children.
  • To develop confidence to explore the natural world around us.

Tutor: Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones is a Tutor at FSC Epping Forest with a passion for outdoor learning and a range of interests including geography, local history, ecology and hiking.

Example Timetable

09.30 Registration
10.00 Practicalities of outdoor learning
11.00 Case Study 1: Pondlife
12.30 Lunch
13.15 Case Study 2: Plantlife
14.30 Planning a session- Bugs, Beasties and Creepy Crawlies
15.00 Putting a plan into practice- Bugs, Beasties and Creepy Crawlies
16.00 Course Finishes

All timings are approximate. This is an outline programme and may be subject to change according to the weather, requirements of the group or access restrictions to field sites on the day of the course. Our courses include some classroom sessions but field visits may be a few hours long and involve walking over uneven ground.

What's Included

Before You Attend

What to Bring

  • Sensible clothing for the weather
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Lunch and Drinks (refreshments are provided)


  • Lesson plans or books you wish to take outside

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