Forest school

Forest school is an out­door edu­ca­tion deliv­ery mod­el in which chil­dren and a qual­i­fied forest school teach­er vis­it nat­ur­al spaces around them to learn per­son­al, social,  tech­nic­al skills, team­work and prob­lem-solv­ing. Forest schools are notori­ously known as an ‘inspir­a­tion­al pro­cess that offers chil­dren reg­u­lar oppor­tun­it­ies to achieve and devel­op con­fid­ence through hands-on learn­ing in a wood­land envir­on­ment’ Mur­ray Richard (2008).

Our Forest school is both a ped­agogy and a phys­ic­al entity, with the use often being inter­changed. In our Forest school, we use the nearby forest as a means to build inde­pend­ence and self-esteem in chil­dren. Top­ics are cross-cur­riculum (broad in sub­ject) includ­ing the nat­ur­al envir­on­ment for example the role of trees in soci­ety, the com­plex eco­sys­tem sup­por­ted by the wil­der­ness and recog­ni­tion of spe­cif­ic plants and animals.

A healthy lifestyle

We attach great import­ance in tak­ing the chil­dren out­doors where we make new dis­cov­er­ies every day.

Our spe­cial Forest Pro­gramme is held in all sea­sons. Chil­dren get to know the changes of the sea­sons, grow their own food, help build a fire, cook their own lunch and take part in activ­it­ies which expose them to the won­ders of nature.

Lots of Fresh air, exer­cise and the bal­anced diet is key to ensure that your child is well looked after and learn to under­stand about healthy lifestyles.