The wood craft skills training events held in May, June, September and October 2009 were well attended by Forest School leaders, play rangers, teachers, learning support assistants, education officers, Scout leaders and youth workers. Feedback from the training was very positive with participants stating how they had gained in confidence and been inspired. Everyone said that they had finished the course with several ideas for projects they could use with the children they worked with.
Scott Blytt-Jordens of Dragonfly Creations has been a most inspiring and supportive trainer to all participants. The success of all the events has been down to his clear, calm manner of teacher which empowered participants at each stage of their learning.
We would like to thank the voluntary support from the following individuals who ensured participants were supported and fed and that the children had a great time too! :
Sarah Wilson, Rosie Barker, Louise Gladwyn, Mel Chandler, Ross Blytt-Jordens, Catherine Dancyger , Maggie Fearn, Sasha North , Jessica Wallington, Colin Titley, James Kendle, Adam Thorogood, Melissa Harvey and Dai Morris
Step-by-step instructions of how to create some of the projects that were on offer will be available in our members section soon. Participants are now delivering their wood craft sessions across Wales and their feedback from these sessions will also be made available in our member’s section in November.
Scott is available for further training at his workshop on the Gower, or alternatively, Scott can visit your neck of the woods. See Dragonfly Creations
We would also like to thank the following venue providers for their hospitality and use of their beautiful sites:
- Jeanette and Robin Mitchell of Gweryd Lakes, Denbighshire
- Annie Thompson of Cefn Wood, Llandidrod Wells
- Rex and Alaea Beynon of Seren Retreat, Gower
- Ian of Cornel Scouts Centre, on the shores of Llyn Crafnant
- Joan Carlisle of Penquoit Centre, Pembrokeshire
See our links page for their website information and contact details.
Many thanks to Kirsten Manley who co-ordinated the events and created the resources which were edited by Scott.
Fun was had by all and we would like to thank Scott for providing excellent and supportive training, whilst still maintaining a great sense of humour!
Ride ‘em shave horses! Cefn Woods, June 2009″
Ernest Cook Trust
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