Forest School programmes run throughout the year, going to the woods in all weathers. Activities are many and varied but typically children:
- use tools appropriate to their age;
- learn the principles of fire lighting;
- participate in team games and challenges;
- do activities involving a creative or environmental aspect.
The programmes are led by Mrs Matthews, who is an experienced teacher and has a Level 3 Forest School qualification.
Forest School has demonstrated success with children of all ages who visit the same local woodlands on a regular basis. It is an opportunity to learn about the natural environment, to learn how to handle risks, to use their own initiative in order to solve problems and to cooperate with others.
Forest School is proven to have a positive effect on self-esteem, social skills, motivation, learning, behaviour and physical skills. Research also shows that children who have frequent access to opportunities for play in nature are more balanced, less stressed, are better at concentrating and have fewer days off sick.
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Our school has recently partnered with the Growbag Project. For more details, click HERE.