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.
Forest School has a developmental ethos shared by thousands of trained practitioners around the world, who are constantly developing their learning styles and skills to support new and imaginative learners. Its roots reach back to the open-air culture, friluftsliv, or free air life, seen as a way of life in Scandinavia where Forest School began. It arrived in the UK in 1993 and has grown from strength to strength since then.
Each term, one of our classes has the opportunity to undertake Forest School in the area outside of our school. This may be on the playground or in our Nectar Café.
A specialist Forest School instructor, Mrs Wheeler, comes into school to run these sessions which take place whatever the weather!
Learn more about Forest School here https://www.forestschoolassociation.org/what-is-forest-school/