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Forest School

Forest school uses the outdoor environment to help all children learn. Children are encouraged to develop independence skills, improve their decision making and raise their self-esteem through small achievable tasks. Sessions of Forest School are child led to accommodate individual learning styles and schemas, children are encouraged to make choices and follow their own learning. The adults’ role is facilitative and enables observation and assessment of the children by a qualified Forest School leader. Teachers and practitioners involved with the children who participate in Forest School report significant improvements in Independence, self-esteem, social skills and concentration levels. Parents of children involved in Forest School have reported changes in independence, self-esteem and their child’s social outlook. Children are given opportunities at Forest School to engage in activities such as:

  • Den building

  • Bird watching

  • Fire building

  • Plant/animal research

  • Map making

  • Climbing trees

  • Hot chocolate and biscuit time!

  • And many more…