Writing Forest School and Outdoor Learning Risk Benefit Assessments

Does the thought of using sharp tools around young children give you anxiety?

Are you worried about working with fire over your concerns for the safety of the groups you work with?

This masterclass focuses on the 'how to' of risk benefit assessments.

In simple terms, the law requires those responsible to take reasonable steps to ensure that the risks are at an acceptable level.

You are expected to have a proportional approach.

In the UK, the Department for Education, health, and safety law requires schools to risk assess and put in place proportional control measures (DfE, 2018a).

This training guides you though the thinking process linked to several outdoor learning and forest school examples recognising you do have different 'sense of risk' as well as circumstances.


Lesson 1: Health and safety (12:06)

Lesson 2: Risk management and assessment (30:01)

Lesson 3: Site appraisal (13:56)

Lesson 4: Site risk benefit assessment (8:22)

Lesson 5: Activity risk benefit assessment (14:15)

Lesson 6: Generic risk benefit assessment (8:19)

Lesson 7: Daily risk assessment (13:56)

Lesson 8: Emergency planning (8:22)

Lesson 9: Missing child, toilets, hygiene & disease (14:50)


Assessing risks and hazards

COVID 19 outdoor provision

Reporting accidents and incidents at work (RIDDOR)

Site appraisal form 

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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Our 'Writing Forest School and Outdoor Learning Risk Benefit Assessments' masterclass 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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