APRIL 19 is the closing date for applications for the £400 bursary offered by Surrey Wildlife Trust towards the £490 cost of training as a Level 2 Forest School Assistant.

The course takes place over four days on May 9-10 and June 13-14 this year at Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve at Leatherhead.

Participants should be over 18 with some experience of working with young people or adults — youth workers, teaching assistants or teachers, for example. They will have to pay the balance of £90 and in addition they must:

Be DBS checked;

Attend four days of theory and practice;

Be able to assist with the planning and delivery of three Forest School sessions;

Complete a workbook of evidence.

The course commitment is approximately 60 hours. For full details see last month’s magazine (back copies available on MyWI).

To apply, write or email the Federation office with your name, address, phone number and name of your WI, stating why you are applying for the bursary, your experience of working within the community and the qualities you are able to bring to this role.

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Federation and may then be interviewed by a member of the Surrey Wildlife Trust staff.

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