Forestry

Forest School

069Forest School is an innovative programme offering children and young people exciting opportunities to try new and exciting challenges in a local woodland environment.

With a proven track record in raising attainment; improving behaviour, attendance and self esteem; enabling pupils to develop social skills, confidence and their ability to handle risk, the Forest School programme provides an inspirational pathway to learning in a natural environment.

All children from Reception class to Year 6 will have the opportunity to go to Forest School for set sessions throughout the year.  These sessions will be lead by  Mr Young, Miss Jewell and Miss Delahunty – all of whom are fully qualified Forest School specialists.

The Benefits of Forest School

Forest school offers a programme of sessions that can enhance:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Building self esteem, independence, co-operation, team work and self confidence
  • Respect for living things
  • Health and safety and risk management
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Investigating growing things
  • Using senses
  • Mathematical development
  • Problem solving
  • Spatial awareness
  • Use of tools
  • Physical Development
  • Outdoor exercise
  • Language and Literacy
  • Listening to instructions
  • Discussing findings and sharing ideas
  • Keeping a diary
  • Creative learning
  • Creative development
  • Music making
  • Picture making using natural materials
  • Role play and imaginative play