It is proven from research that learning that takes place in the outdoors it much more powerful and memorable as all the senses are involved. Forest School helps children develop through a child-led approach and teaches them how to access risk for themselves.
Children will go out in all weathers. We will not go out in lightning storms. Children are encouraged to bring into school appropriate clothing for the weather e.g. a warm coat, hat, gloves and of course wellington boots. The Forest School Teacher will monitor the impact of the weather on the activities and children and if the weather poses a risk to children will come back into school.
We follow the guiding principles of Forest School?
- Forest School is a long-term process of regular sessions. The cycle of planning, observation, adaption 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 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 their environment and to themselves.
- Forest School uses a range of learner centred processes to create a community for development and learning.
- Forest School is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.