Forest School

Forest School is an inspirational process, which offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences, in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

In Forest School, children learn to take risks and learn to succeed with small, achievable tasks. They learn to manage their own risk levels to achieve personal safety.

Children learn best from first hand experiences. Exploring, playing and so learning using a range of activities (both designed by the leader and instigated by the children themselves) is what Forest School is all about. The children are encouraged to investigate and explore but also to respect all living things.

Dressing for Forest School

It is important that all children have appropriate clothing suitable for all weather conditions. As the activities will be taking place outside, children should wear old, comfortable clothing which they can get muddy. We provide waterproof trousers for the children.

In the winter months, children will need to come prepared for each session with:

  • Old warm jacket/waterproof coat
  • Fleece/sweatshirt
  • Long, comfortable, warm trousers
  • Wellies

In the summer months, children will need to come prepared for each session with:

  • A waterproof coat
  • Sun hat/cap
  • A thin, long sleeved top
  • Long, comfortable trousers
  • Sturdy shoes/trainers

Gallery

See some of the activities the children experience at Forest School:


Gardening fun.
 
Den building.

Gathered around the camp fire.
 
Toasting marshmallows on the fire.

Hiding in the den.
 
Building bug hotels.

Hunting for minibeasts.
 
Making a miniature garden.