"Children were constantly kept busy, but still remain free to explore and take their own learning forward"
Forest School is based on a Scandinavian concept of embracing the outdoors, giving children and adults a wonderful and rare opportunity to enjoy nature and the outdoors in a safe, secure and hands-on woodland environment all year round and in all weather.
Sadly there has been a decline in the amount of time that children play outside, therefore children’s development is suffering and they are disconnecting from nature. Playing outside gives children the vital skills to learn about themselves, how to manage risk and how to interact and communicate with others.
These activities help children develop their self-esteem and grow in confidence. Their learning is accelerated in this environment.
by creating bespoke programmes alongside the curriculum and working directly with schools and their children. Forest School experiences can also be very successfully linked to cross-curricular learning and academic teaching, with positive effects having lasting results back in the classroom, at home and in the (wider) community.