The Hive is a response to the growing disconnect from nature more children experience. This affects not only their wellbeing but their ability to care for the natural world and how they apply the skills they develop as they grow up to the environmental challenges we face.
Based in London, The Hive delivers Accredited Forest School Training that focuses on innovative ways to engage pupils in Forest School, particularly in urban environments where access to outdoor space is constrained. We provide Level 2 Forest School Assistant and Level 3 Forest School Leader training, as well as Forest School Taster Sessions.
OUR TRAINING TEAM ARE NOT JUST EXPERIENCED LEVEL 3 FOREST SCHOOL PRACTITIONERS. THEY’RE ALSO SCHOOL TEACHERS OR SCHOOL PRACTITIONERS WITH DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF ENGAGING “CITY CHILDREN” IN FOREST SCHOOL.
They understand the challenge of delivering a genuine Forest School experience in places where you may be reliant on the local park or common. They’re interested in helping you find clever “ways around” to make the most of the woodlands and green spaces that London offers. Our training venue - Stave Hill Ecology Park - is in Surrey Quays, just a few minutes away from Canada Water station, a dense and rich nature reserve spanning 5 acres in the middle of the city!
We are accredited to deliver the following:
STAVE HILL ECOLOGICAL PARK
TIMBER POND ROAD
LONDON, SE16 6AX
Stave Hill Ecological Park is managed by The Conservation Volunteers as a nature reserve, educational facility, research area and place of recreation. The park has been designed and managed to form a mosaic of grassland, woodland, scrub and wetland habitats which support a wide variety of wildlife. This mosaic of habitats have been created from scratch by sowing and planting the poor soil.
The Park is intensively managed to conserve the wide variety of wildlife that colonised the area during the years the docks lay derelict and provide a haven for some of the species that lived here before humans so changed the land.More information about Stave Hill Ecological Park can be found here.
Click on the links below to see training dates for each course
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL ALSO NEED A VALID OUTDOOR FIRST AID TRAINING CERTIFICATE TO BECOME A LEVEL 3 FS LEADER. THE HIVE DOESN'T PROVIDE OUTDOOR FIRST AID TRAINING BUT WE CAN RECOMMEND PROVIDERS.
You can download our Forest School training policies here.