Forest School

Forest School offers our learners regular sessions to help them achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands on learning in the natural environment. Crucially the children are given the time and space to explore and initiate their own experiences. Forest School aims to focus on the holistic development of the child by helping them to build resilience, confidence, independence and creativity.

We enjoy a range of exciting activities such as den building, fire lighting, whittling, natural art, cooking on an open fire, running, balancing, climbing and generally getting muddy!

Broadly speaking the Forest School curriculum follows the seasons. We learn about the changes that we see and traditions that take place throughout the year, such as our annual wassail of our fruit trees! We also enjoy seasonal wild foods such as nettles in Summer and elderflowers and blackberries in the Autumn.

This week our students have helped to plant a selection of trees as part of the One Tree per Child initiative. We headed out to our local community and helped to plant sweet chestnuts and magnolia at Arnall Drive recreation ground. It was a beautiful day and the children did us proud showing great enthusiasm, knowledge and skills.