5 Dates for Literacy and Nature Twilight Training with John Muir Trust

We offering 5 twilight training sessions to introduce resources developed by the John Muir Trust that go along with your free copy of The Lost Words.

To coincide with The Lost Words being placed in every School in Scotland, the John Muir Trust is providing free training sessions on Literacy and Nature. The training will include; discussion exploring ‘literacy’ in its broadest sense; hands-on experience of different writing activities and balance with art/science approaches; and references and signposting to literacy & nature resources. In particular, we shall be using Eva John’s Explorer’s Guide to The Lost Words to make our own ‘spells’ and art work inspired by nature, and enjoy time outside in nature.

This training will be suitable for; Early Years Practitioners, Primary Teachers, Pupil Support Assistants, and Additional Support Needs Staff.   We will also be joined by Rangers, STEM Ambassadors, and supporters of outdoor education to enable you to build partnership to enhance opportunities for your school.

Please join us on of the5 Dates and Venues in the Highlands:

  • Inverness- Abriachan Forest Classroom, IV3 8LB
    • Thursday 21st of March, 4-6pm
  • Fort William- An Drochit, Glen Nevis, PH33 6PH
    • Monday, 25th of March, 4-6pm
  • Isle of Skye- Broadford Primary, IV49 9AG
    • Tuesday, 26th of March, 4-6pm
  • Strathspey- Abernethy Primary, PH25 3EG
    • Tuesday, 26th of March, 4-6pm
  • Caithness- Noss Primary, KW1 4DT
    • Thursday, 28th of March, 4-6pm


The initial training date at Abriachan Forest will be led by Rebecca Logsdon, John Muir Award Scotland Education Manager, and following sessions will be led by Primary Science Development Officers, Emily Brown and Kathryn Thomas.

Please join use for one or more of the dates to meet like-minded individuals and network with education practitioners to discuss how we can to build relationships to support outdoor education and STEM in schools.

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