Forest School

What is Forest School?

Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk-taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

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Forest School has proven to develop the self-esteem and confidence of pre-school children through activities that involve creativity, working together and child-led learning.

What was your happiest childhood memory? Was it watching television? 
Or was it climbing a tree, running along a windswept beach or paddling in a brook?

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Here is a list of some of the activities and skills our children have been a part of and learned about

  • Den building
  • Natural crafts
  • Call and response games- developing listening skills, safety based 
  • Fire safety 
  • Making campfires
  • Fire lighting
  • Toasting marshmallows
  • Learning about wildlife, nature and birds
  • Importance of looking after the environment
  • Introduction to tools and woodworking
  • Exploring natural materials 
  • Team building
  • Problem solving skills
  • Soil collection and plant growing

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Have a look through some of our Forest School diaries to find out more.

Diary Week 1

Diary Week 2

Diary Week 3

Diary Week 4

Diary Week 5

Diary Week 6