Welcome to our Forest School page.
Forest School is a learning process that takes place in the outdoors in all weathers (except high winds) and offers children an opportunity to engage with the natural woodland environment. Children are stimulated by the outdoors and over time, experience an increase in their self-belief, confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm, communication, problem solving and emotional well-being.
• At Forest School children are physically active which improves their stamina.
• The ‘wild’ and yet controlled, safe environment of forest school ensures that the children taking part naturally learn to assess risk and are encouraged to make sensible and informed decisions about unfamiliar and unpredictable situations (such as exploring and climbing trees). Much of the learning for a child comes as a result of the opportunities they have for testing their own abilities in a real life context.
• At Forest School, children can develop their team working skills and also learn to become more independent. Those who are unfamiliar with woodlands and green spaces can become confident in using them and this can form the basis of a life-long relationship with natural spaces.
• Forest School helps children to develop their confidence. As they become familiar with Forest School they can take their new-found confidence into school and into other areas of their lives. Children learn to solve problems and be creative and imaginative at Forest School thus showing enterprising behaviour.
We hope that you enjoy looking through our pictures as we develop our Forest School Area further.
Miss Wilcox and Mrs Malloy