Forest School is an outdoor based, child-led experience offering the opportunity for children to develop their confidence, self-esteem and social skills, as well as learn new skills and increase their knowledge of the natural environment. The outdoors provides an inclusive and stimulating environment and may involve the use of tools such as saws, loppers/secateurs and fire lighting/cooking skills. The sessions are run a qualified Forest School leader and take place on school property, which may be within the main school grounds or in our wildlife areas.
Children in years R - 4 take part in Forest School sessions. These sessions are spread through the school year in class blocks.
To take part in a forest school session, your child should wear long trousers and a long sleeved top. A waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers and appropriate footwear, such as walking boots or wellies, are essential. Sun cream and a sun hat should be provided during the summer months. If your child does not have the appropriate clothing, they may not be able to participate in the sessions.
To maximise the time your child has for their Forest School session, they may come to school dressed in their Forest School clothing.