Forest School is an innovative, educational approach to outdoor play and learning. The philosophy behind Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire children through positive outdoor experiences.

By participating in activities in a woodland environment that are engaging, motivating and achievable each child has an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation and sound emotional and social skills.
At Forest School children of all ages visit the wood on a regular basis and through play, have the opportunity to learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others. 

 

 

 

Forest School Aims 

  • Self Awareness 

  • Self Regulation

  • Intrinsic Motivation 

  • Empathy 

  • Good Social Communication Skills 

  • Independence

  • Developing Positive Mental Attitudes, Self Esteem and Confidence

 

Forest School Activities Include: 

 

  • Shelter Building 
  • Team games
  • Arts and Crafts Using Materials 
  • Storytelling and Poetry 
  • Mini Beast Hunt
  • Reflection Activities 
  • Learning about the Natural Environment 
  • Problem Solving
  • Usage of Tools

Forest school activities can be linked to a number of national curriculum expectations including English, Maths, Geography, Science and P.E. 

 

Trips to Red House Park 

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Campfire Construction

  

Shelter Construction

 

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