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Forest School

 

What is Forest School?

"Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees." (Forest School Association)

 

Forest School Update

We were excited to get out to the woods today and luckily Storm Doris had not caused too much damage! We had a lovely stroll down to our site, looking at where Doris had been and noticed lots of snowdrops along the way- a beautiful and welcoming sign of Spring!

As well as bug hunting and den building, there was lots of creative drawing and some maths today. It was a busy morning with lots of teamwork, determination and fun.

Fantastic news! We have been awarded the Silver Award from the Woodland Trust's Green Tree School Awards scheme.  The Woodland Trust works with schools across the UK encouraging outdoor learning and helping teachers inspire their pupils about woods, trees and wildlife.

Going to the woods in our Forest School sessions every week has helped us gain this accreditation. Our next step is the Gold Award!

Having fun in the forest

Storm Doris provided us with lots of extra branches for great den building
Storm Doris provided us with lots of extra branches for great den building

Writing calculations in the woods
Writing calculations in the woods