Forest schooling is a process which builds on an individual’s instinctive motivation and positive attitude to learning. It allows children to make their own choices, take risks and initiate learning for themselves. Forest schooling allows everyone to have fun and enjoy themselves whilst giving them the opportunity to develop an inquisitive and positive relationship with the natural world.
Forest schooling helps children to develop:
Confidence and self-esteem
Communication and social skills
Physical and mental dexterity
What is a Forest School session like?
Each session lasts 2 hours. We will start with sitting around the fire circle to discuss the adult led activity and any safety rules for that session.
Adult led activities are optional as the children will be free to make their own choices of what to do. Any choices they make will be encouraged and facilitated by the adults in charge.
After our activity, we will return to the fire circle to discuss what we have enjoyed about the session.
During the session we will have our usual afternoon break, where we will have a cup of hot chocolate and a snack.