"The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through an innovative, long term, educational approach to outdoor play and learning in a woodland environment."
This is a quote from the Forest Schools Movement. It encompasses our view that children learn best in many ways, and that the outdoors offers them opportunities and challenges within the context of the wider curriculum. We have two trained leaders who plan and deliver an exciting range of activities for all year groups in our dedicated Forest School area, and try to use the site throughout the year.
Forest school is an inspirational process that offers children opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on experiences in a local woodland setting. it is led by our fully-qualified Forest School Leaders, teachers and dedicated volunteer helpers.
Through Forest school, pupils develop a knowledge and an understanding of the natural world and learn respect and empathy. They co-operate with each other in child-led group work, learning to take initiative. Forest school also fosters independence.
Ks2 were thrilled to be back learning through play at forest school today! Fantastic den building, mud pie making, clay sculpting and hornet dodging!!