Schools training

Looking for an interesting INSET, twilight or CPD session? We offer PSHE and Outdoor Learning workshops for schools and staff.

We believe that learning should be an exciting process and that the best learning occurs when the teaching stops. Our INSET sessions are lead by Seosamh Ò Ruagáin – a teacher, writer, blogger and outdoor learning specialist.

Seosamh also runs a range of exciting outdoor learning open CPD sessions through the UK and Ireland.

Open CPD courses

We are running a selection of outdoor learning CPD sessions throughout 2019 focused on multiple Outdoor learning topics in Primary education. Check out the list of courses available below – we shall be launching dates for shortly.

Managing challenging behaviour in the outdoors  – Dates TBC

A two day course focused on sharing strategies for those working with children in the outdoors who may present challenging behaviour. We explore the science behind behaviour, building a background, establishing connections and de-escalating. Much of the course is delivered through practical activities and problem solving.

Gaining traction – encouraging outdoor practice in my setting – Dates TBC

A one day practical sharing opportunity for those associated or interested in encouraging outdoor learning in their environment. This seminar encourages sharing of ideas and good practice while giving great ideas on how to encourage other teachers and practitioners to engage in learning beyond the classroom.

Getting them muddy – Starting the outdoor journey – Dates TBC

I love the idea of using the outdoors as a tool for learning, but where do I start?

On this 2 day course we look at different ideas to start the process of learning beyond the classroom. On day one Seosamh will share some established activities he loves and his stories of starting the process, barriers to the journey and success stories. Participants will get a chance to work with other professionals to create some great start points. Using a selection of basic resources available in the outdoors, you will be encouraged to create model activities to take back and begin your journey.


ForestFest 2019

Summit training is hosting an amazing weekend of forest school and outdoor learning allowing schools and practitioners to network, meet providers and enjoy some time in nature.

Visit our ForestFest Page for more details!