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Forest School

Every year, each child from Year 1 to 6 will be spending some time learning in a local woodland.img_0145-224x300

Forest School is an exciting programme where the children spend lesson time working in a  natural environment.

The children will first get to know the site, exploring the area and becoming familiar with the woodland, before taking part in a range of activities such as hide and seek, shelter building, tool skills, lighting fires or environmental art.

richardsurridge-300x126Sessions are led by a fully-qualified Forest School practitioner, with support from the class teacher.

Forest School is not about teaching wood or bushcraft skills, although the children may learn some of these.  It gives ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland.

In Forest School children will explore & discover, whilst experiencing appropriate risk and challenge. They will be able to choose, and to initiate and drive their own learning and development. They will experience regular success and develop positive relationships with themselves and other people.dsc01406-300x225

Forest School gives children the chance to develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world.


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