What is Forest School?

The philosophy of Forest School is based upon a desire to provide young people with an education which encourages appreciation of the natural world and which will encourage responsibility for nature conservation in later life.

 

Using the outdoor environment, children and students are encouraged and inspired to grow in confidence, independence and self-esteem through the mastery of small achievable tasks.Using the outdoor environment, children and students are encouraged and inspired to grow in confidence, independence and self-esteem through the mastery of small achievable tasks.

What can it do for children and young people?
  • Forest School provides ways for meeting foundation stage / national curriculum learning objectives whilst developing practical life skills.

  • Many children benefit from and prefer a practical element to their learning and achieve greater levels of success in this context than in a traditional classroom environment.

  • Forest School has additional physical, social and health benefits for children and young people who are leading increasingly indoor lives.

  • Children become more confident in their own natural environments and acquire a deeper understanding about environmental issues.

  • Forest Schools are particularly successful in developing self-esteem and confidence and motivating groups of children who struggle with learning in a classroom environment.

  • Forest School  has additional physical, social and health benefits for children and young people who are leading increasingly indoor lives.

  • Children become more confident in their own natural environments and acquire a deeper understanding about environmental issues.

  • Forest Schools are particularly successful in developing self-esteem and confidence and motivating groups of children who struggle with learning in a classroom environment.

Forest School Aims
  • To promote opportunities for children of all ages to experience a broad curriculum in a woodland environment as a regular part of their normal school life.

  • To help children  develop  appreciation for and understanding about the natural environment, both locally and in a worldwide context.

For more information download our Forest School leaflet below.

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