Forest school encourages the development of physical and emotional wellbeing through outdoor play, activities and woodland exploration. It is designed to foster independence, confidence, communication skills and self-esteem.
Forest School is based on the following 6 principles, set out by the Forest School Association:
- Forest School is a long-term process of regular sessions, rather than a one-off or infrequent visits; the cycle of planning, observation, adaptation and review links each session.
- Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.
- Forest School uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and learning.
- Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
- Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.
- Forest School is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.
If you would like to join us for a Forest School session or you would like a copy of our Forest School Handbook then please contact Mrs Brown via e-mail at email@example.com