Archimedes launches the first ever Bush School


17th of April, 2012 Bookmark and Share
This month sees the start of the first ever Bush Schools course to run in Australia. Archimedes Training are the largest provider of Forest Schools and Beach Schools training courses in the world and already run training courses in numerous countries as diverse as Canada, America, Norway, Dubai, Hungary and New Zealand. Archimedes were invited to Australia by the British Embassy and UK Trade and Investment due to lots of international interest in their courses and a bid to increase trade between the two countries. The Forest Schools model has been rebranded as ‘Bush Schools’ to take to Australia and the pilot course begins there on the 16th April.

The course coordinator Paul Moseley is very enthusiastic; “To have access to nature as you do in Australia is a marvellous opportunity, one which I hope to help develop and look at in new and fantastic ways.” Paul has over 12 years of experience in showing others how to enjoy and use nature to its full potential. He has attained a level where he can live from the land with nothing but a knife, during a British winter. He also has a wealth of experience relating to introducing children to the outdoors, from educational school visits, to long term Forest School programmes and working with challenging behaviour.

Paul is very confident that this new venture can succeed and bring many benefits to Australian children; “The land in Great Britain is a part of us, it shapes us as much as we shape it. I hope to bring what we have learned as a country, work with local practitioners and work to adapt it to suit Australia and build something truly unique and beneficial for all children and young people. The simple tracking of an animal holds a great many opportunities for children. Along with play, games and other bush skills such as fire lighting, shelter building and wood craft, we can offer children a rich, diverse opportunity to grow, as well as to nurture a connection to the land and its animals.”

To find out more about Bush Schools in Australia or Forest Schools or Beach Schools in the UK and elsewhere you can go to the website at www.bushschool.org www.forestschools.com or http://www.archimedes-training.co.uk/ for more details, email info@archimedes-training.co.uk or ring the office on 0114 2211811.

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About Archimedes
For ten years Archimedes has provided a unique approach to education, play and training for those seeking excellence, individuality and authenticity.
Our company pioneers innovative certificates and qualifications in outdoor learning to meet the increasingly complex needs of children and adults growing up in society today.
When training with Archimedes you can be assured that you are receiving the finest quality training and consultancy services available in the industry.
Our Training
Archimedes Training offers Forest Schools, Beach Schools and Outdoor Learning training to a range of sectors to support the long term development of children and young people, outdoors. The training is an investment in your children for their future and that of the community, economy and environment.
Archimedes offer Training courses that will enable you to develop confidence, inspire and motivate your work with children and young people in an outdoor environment.
We provide the following courses to allow you to meet the needs of your setting, your children, and in the long term that of society through outdoor learning provision:
• Introduction to Forest Schools – Level 1
• Assistant Forest Schools Practitioner – Level 2
• Forest Schools Practitioner – Level 3
• Archimedes Forest Schools Trainers Award – Level 4
• Certificate in Outdoor Learning
• Beach Schools Practitioner – Level 3
Jen Herniman
For ten years Archimedes has provided a unique approach to education, play and training for those seeking excellence, individuality and authenticity. Our company pioneers innovative certificates and qualifications in outdoor learning to meet the increasingly complex needs of children and adults growing up in society today. When training with Archimedes you can be assured that you are receiving the finest quality training and consultancy services available in the industry.