Forest School is a recognised ethos and child-centred approach to outdoor education. Through regular sessions, children will take part in opportunities for holistic growth in a safe and secure learning environment. During Forest School, children will do activities and have experiences that support play, exploration and develop and foster curiosity. The children will also take part in risk taking activities to support their autonomy and safe understanding of risk. Children will develop confidence through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in an outdoor woodland or natural setting. Children engage in motivating, age-appropriate, achievable tasks and activities throughout the year and in almost all weathers, with suitable footwear and clothing. This enables children to develop their understanding of changes in seasons and how the woodland environment changes too. Forest School helps children to grow in all aspects of learning through outdoor play, developing an understanding of the natural world.
Our Forest School sessions will take place in the woodland area of our school grounds. We are lucky to have this space to have shared experiences together, lead by a Forest School leader who is currently studying for the Level 3 qualification.