Forest school and outdoor learning
Forest school through regular sessions offers a child- centred learning approach whereby the children have the freedom to play and develop their own learning whilst gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world. The children will learn skills such as lighting fires and using tools as well as develop greater resilience, learn to assess risk and increase their self confidence. They will also have the best time and have oodles of fun!
Each week children will also learn the importance of mindfulness and start to practice some basic meditation. The aim is to give the children the skills to learn to reflect, appreciate the natural world as well as giving them time to relax and to feel the benefits of doing so.
For schools that require a measure of progression of the sessions, there is an option to complete a Forest School Skills Progression Measure, whereby they can learn new skills and deepen their learning over the course of the sessions and receive a certificate on completion. Click here to learn more about the Skills Progression Award programme.
Outdoor learning is also offered for schools that are wishing to link the curriculum to the outdoors and we can work with schools to offer a bespoke programme, either as a number of sessions or as a one off.