What is a forest school?
Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment. Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education. The ethos is shared by thousands of trained practitioners across the UK and beyond. Its roots reach back to early years pioneers in outdoor learning and across the sea to Scandinavia.
What activities will take place in forest school sessions?
As it is child-led, the content of each session cannot always be predicted although we will plan for activities such as:
· Outdoor craft
· Shelter building
· Den building
· Studying of nature and the environment
· Cooking on open fires
· Building and controlling fires
· Using tools