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Postage charge - unfortunately due to the economic climate we are now having to charge students to return their final coursework portfolios to them. We will continue to send certificates free of charge. Charges will come into effect from 1st December 2012. 
Therefore please just send the answers to the questions for your portfolio to keep the weight of your final portfolio to a minimum.  
(Additional photos only need to be sent if they answer the question, otherwise are not needed. Handouts and interesting articles are not needed in your portfolio and are not marked. Polypockets just add weight and make the marking very difficult, so we therefore don't recommend using them in your final portfolio). 
Postage charge:  
The minimum postage we can find for parcels from 750g is from £3.99 
For portfolios weighing over 2000g postage is from £4.99 - £6.99 
An average level 3 portfolio weighs around 1000g. If you add in polypockets (which we don't recommend you do) then the weight often is over 2000g. 
An average level 2 portfolio weighs around 750g.  
You will be advised, once your portfolio has been marked and is ready for moderation, of your postage charge. 
Modular Workbooks - here you will find all the workbooks for modules1,2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 in word format.  
Additional handouts and other interesting websites - for further reading as are to be found on this link.  
Assessments for level 3 students  
Level 3 students will have to complete two assessments, Practical Skills Assessment and the Delivery Assessment. 
Directly copying sections of text from websites, books and other published sources is plagiarism and is not acceptable. 
Students who submit coursework which is plagiarised will have to re-work their answers in their own words and resubmit them for marking. 
Mud Article - written by Simon Shakespeare May 2011. 
Ideas for playing with mud at Forest School.  
Some further information about Ticks and plants you should be aware of
New Woodland Management book 
by the Forestry Commission. 
"Managing Native Broadleaved Woodland'. 
A detailed look at broadleaved history, understanding the site and  
with good identification section for flora and fauna. Each chapter incorporates a useful checklist  
for site managers. Excellent photography. 
Available from TSO here > 
Looking at the risk of posionous plants 
Poisonous Plants, a guide for parents and childcare providers' by Elizabeth Dauncey.  
Research article on Forest School and Foucault, by Tricia Maynard. 
This includes a brief history of FS and a discussion on differences between the approaches of the classroom teacher and the FS leader. 
Further Research on Forest School 
Forest School Scotland: An Evaluation, by Lynnette Borradaile 
Article on Play, by Play England 2008 
The article entitled 'Play for a Change' gives a good overview on what play is and how it links to emotional and brain development. 
Grid Reference/Postcode Finder - type in your nearest postcode, browse and zoom to your bit of woods and right click - out pops a 10-figure grid reference! 
Insurance for Forest School -  
The Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) offers insurance for Level 3 FS Practitioners once you have qualified. You have to join the IOL first and then you have access to the insurance deal. IOL website >  
Birnbeck Finance also offer a good package for Forest School Practitioners, both whilst in training and once qualified. FS Practitioner package is £168 a year. Tel: 01934 522 252 and speak to Eddie. 
Networking -  
Devon - email victoria.hughes@silvanus.org.uk and she does a round robin email with updates  
Somerset - email jcpring@btinternet.com and Polly will email you with latest updates 
Cornwall - new group being set up (July 2012), contact Jane Acton, 01209 832075, www.natureworkshops.co.uk 
Southend - new group being set up. Contact Naomi for more information, naomijolly@hotmail.com 
Resources for Forest School  
Here you will find some information about the tools and equipment we like to use at Forest School.  
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