Forest School is an opportunity for your child to experience nature and the outdoor environment in a safe, secure and hands on way. Our ’forest’ is a small woodland area located within the school grounds. The area contains a log seating area, a mixture of trees including oaks, old wood piles to attract insects and small mammals. The children are encouraged to investigate and explore but also to respect all living things. We also have use of a larger forest school area at Apley Woods which is just a short walk away which often use.
Children learn best from first hand experiences. Exploring, playing and so learning using a range of activities (both designed by the practitioner and instigated by the children themselves) is what forest school is all about. Building a sense of independence, high self esteem and team work are important parts of forest school, but health and safety considerations are always of paramount importance.