A social enterprise based in East Lancs is offering people the chance to learn how become Forest School practitioners.

Since Forest Schools first came to the North West more than 10 years ago, Newground, which is part of the Together Housing Group, has been involved in delivering the outdoor education sessions to ensure children develop a better understanding of natural spaces and the skills they can learn by being outside.

And in order to continue providing young people with inspiring learning environments, Newground will run two Level One Practitioner courses in April and September.

The three-day courses, which are being held at the Offshoots garden site at Towneley Park, Burnley, will help school teachers, school staff or pre-school teachers take their children outside for inspirational forest learning.

Newground education and training coordinator, Dan McDermott, said: "We've been involved in Forest School for more than 10 years and have qualified level three practitioners who take groups outside into local woodland all year round.

"These courses are subsidised as part of the South Pennines Woodland Heritage Project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, and while the price of the training is usually £250, because of this funding, we can now offer it for £95.

"It’s great to be able to provide this type of training as it should mean more children are spending quality time outside in a safe and inspiring learning environment."

To apply for a subsidised place please contact Dan McDermott at daniel.mcdermott@newground.co.uk