Forest School Leaders: Mrs H Wiltshire and Miss K Parker
What is Forest School?
Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through twelve weekly sessions. Our offer focuses on play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.
Forest School experiences encourage children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence through respectful interactions with others and the natural environment. Working as a team to solve problems, children develop and foster communication and negotiation skills. These skills prepare the children for the world, both inside and outside of school. Perseverance and resilience are important in Forest School when faced with new challenges and experiences.
Children will have opportunities to learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others.
Developing teamwork skills
We work together to solve problems, help each other out and use equipment. We learn that by asking a friend to help we can do things we cannot always do by ourselves.
Using our imagination and being creative
We love to use our imagination. Our focus on exploration allows children to be creative and focuses on the the importance of using imagination through new, creative experiences outdoors.