Forest School

                                           Our forest school leader is Mrs Brown, who holds a qualification as a Level 3 Forest School Leader. We run sessions throughout the year for whole classes and small groups.

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 gw10brownmichelle@glow.sch.uk