Why Risky Activities Are So Valuable For Children

Why Risky Activities Are So Valuable For Children

In this webinar recording, Marina looks at why risky activities are so valuable.

Marina Robb

This webinar presentation is aimed at people working work with children between the ages of 5 and 16, who want to understand the value of incorporating riskier activities into their sessions.

This might include using tools or making fire, to create educational experiences that are meaningful and impactful whilst learning.

You Will Learn:

  • How to empower yourself as an educator to plan and deliver risky outdoor learning activities (and why it’s so important!)
  • Building your confidence to step out of your comfort zone and into a growth mind-set
  • Discover the latest research and the multi-benefits risk and the outdoors
  • Accessible health & safety practice
  • How to practically link riskier outdoor activities with your teaching curriculum.


Part 1: What are the real risks in childhood?

Part 1: From risk aversity to risk competence

Part 1: Steps to risk-benefit assessments

Part 2: The growth model & learning zone

Part 2: Why are risky activities so valuable?

Part 2: A bio-psycho-social-spiritual model for human development

Part 2: Developing our multiple intelligence

Part 3: Tool user level indicators

Part 3: Evaluating progression and risk benefits

Part 3: Working with 'dangerous' tools

Part 3: Risk and risky play

Part 4: Linking riskier outdoor activities with your teaching curriculum

Part 4: Dispelling myths - what training do you need?

Part 4: Fire, tools and the curriculum

Whom you learn from matters

I'm Marina Robb

I'm the Founder and Managing Director of Circle of Life Rediscovery Community Interest Company and The Outdoor Teacher Ltd, and a qualified teacher with over 30 years experience in outdoor learning and nature connection, and a leading Forest School endorsed trainer and practitioner.

I'm a national expert in nature based education and therapeutic interventions and my aim is to share my knowledge and experience with teachers and others wishing to work outside the classroom.

I've pioneered nature programmes within the health sector for my work with teenagers, families and young people with mental health issues, disabilities, dementia and early psychosis.  

I'm the co-author of ‘Learning with Nature’ a must-have book for Forest School & Outdoor practitioners, and ‘The Essential Guide to Forest School and Nature Pedagogy’ which contains everything you need to know from theory to practice.

I'm also the host of The Wild Minds Podcast.

When you learn from an author and outdoor practitioner with 30+ years of experience, you learn from someone who has gained wisdom through practice.

And can refer to results that back up everything they teach.

As a result, you'll know how to connect the dots of the various activities you learn.

You'll be able to grasp the concepts better.

You'll see how they plan and organise activities.

Consequently, you'll achieve tangible results from your training materials.

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14 Days Money Back Guarantee

If you are not happy with the course, you can contact us with an explanation and claim a full refund within 14 days.

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Know that your course is available on all devices

The Forest School Activities Online Training is mobile friendly and available on all devices.

If you have an iPhone, you can download the 'Teachable' app from the Apple Store and download the videos onto your phone.

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