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Forest School Values

Forest School fosters to inspire and focus on developing children's personal, social and emotional development through outdoor woodland experiences. 

At our forest school we are passionate about getting children outside, using natural materials to learn through play while respecting nature and the environment. Children are given the opportunity to develop and experience real life skills by using real tools, lighting fires and taking risks in a safe environment.

 

 

 

Skills

 

Activities

 

Benefits

 

  • Communication
  • Resilience
  • Self confidence
  • Independence
  • Social skills
  • Self esteem
  • Gross/fine motor skills
  • Problem solving
  • Risk taking
  • Caring for the environment

 

 

  • Den/Shelter building
  • Woodland walks and nature trails
  • Minibeast hunts
  • Nature and wildlife investigations
  • Stories
  • Problem solving activities
  • Trust games
  • Physical challenges
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Nature art and craft activities
  • Using real tools
  • Campfires
  • Cooking

 

  • Social development - problem solving, communicating, sharing and team building
  • Physical - fine and gross motor skills, movement
  • Speaking and listening skills - talking together 
  • Healthy lifestyle - being outdoors and active
  • Understanding the world - becoming aware of the world around us, and taking care of their environment
  • Respect – children taking ownership of their own area

 

 

                   

    

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