Our Forest School Adventures!
Forest school is an opportunity for children to experience nature and the outdoor environment in a safe, secure and hands on way. It is a program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.
Our ’forest’ is an area within the school grounds which is planted with trees and wild flowers. Within the ‘forest’ is an area known as the fire circle where children can socialise, and where we have campfires. We also use a range of tools in this area under 1:1 supervision.
Research suggests that children learn best from first hand experiences. Exploring, playing and problem solving within the forest school aims to encourage learning using a range of activities (both designed by the leader and instigated by the children themselves). 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.
For more information on Forest Schools, visit their website.