“A Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.
We are excited to be able to expand our learners’ experiences of the natural world, as we embark on creating our very own Forest School!
Children will be enabled to explore our natural resources, learn how to handle risks, and most importantly, develop their problem-solving initiative, all within our beautiful, private woodland area. Through exploration and investigation, they will discover wildlife, work out how best to build a shelter, and even get to grips with woodwork tools.
Getting outside in all weathers has proven physical and mental health benefits, as well as helping teach our children to be resilient – there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing! Forest School sessions will take place entirely outside in the wood, whatever the weather. We will provide a waterproof suit in very wet and cold weather, but it is still important that your child wears clothes that are waterproof and warm, and that are ok to get wet and muddy.
The Accelerated Learning techniques intrinsic to Forest School enable children to explore and develop self-awareness, empathy and independence.
We look forward to their journeys in the wood!
Our Forest School training was provided by Sarah Klaes at Wild Learning: http://wild-learning.net
Take a look to see the sorts of things we will be exploring!