Forest School encourages the development of children’s emotional, physical and intellectual development through outdoor play, activities and exploration in woodland. Originally developed in Denmark, children attending Forest Schools developed strong social skills, the ability to work in groups effectively, had high esteem and confidence in their own capabilities and higher academic achievement. Forest Schools is therefore an excellent way to support the National Curriculum and consolidate learning.
Activities will include shelter building, nature identification, knot tying, tool use, fire lighting and other creative tasks, supervised by a qualified Forest Schools Practitioner. Many activities will be spontaneous, based upon the interests of the children. All of our activities will be checked for safety and risk assessments will be carried out.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum and particular care is taken to ensure that all children are treated as individuals and that we carefully match the work to the child's capabilities.