Forest Schools is a child-centred approach that takes place during regular visits to the wooded areas of the school. A small group of children work with the Forest School Leader, and supporting adults, in weekly sessions to play in and explore the natural environment. Basic resources, such as string, rope and tarpaulins, are provided and the skills to use them are taught as and when they are needed by the participants. As their skills grow, and when it is developmentally appropriate, more challenging skills may be taught.
Essential to Forest School Practice is a mutual relationship between the participants and the woodland itself . The Forest School Leader assumes responsibility for monitoring the ecological impact of activities and promotes an understanding of sustainability with all participants and the wider school community.
What People Say
Daci is learning really well. I love the fact that the children are pushed to their full potential.
It was very nice to be able to view Oliver’s work and see how he is progressing. Thank you for the opportunity.
“My child really enjoyed this Play and Stay and so did I as a parent. Nothing to improve – really pleased!”
Yr R Parent
Thanks for inviting me to do a story session with your school. I found the whole experience very rewarding as both children, and teachers were open to engage with me, and participated in listening to the stories, dressing up, singing and dancing.
Genny Jones (Confidence Queen)
“The behaviour of the Year 5 children was a credit to the school when we were out on the road.”
Mick Jeffries, Invicta Cycle Training
At the end of every lesson I know a bit more than before.
Year 6 pupil