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 Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.

The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences. It encourages children to explore using their own ideas and imagination. Most activities are child led, to allow the children to investigate and problem solve. This  will help develop independent, self motivated thinkers.


  Activities are put together in small manageable steps that we scaffold to allow the child to develop the skill they are learning, at their own pace and level.


  All children of all abilities are able to enjoy and learn at Forest School. 
The styles of learning used at Forest School maximise emotional, social and behavioural development.

By helping the child to succeed in their task, it boosts their self esteem and confidence.

There will be 10 ongoing sessions over one afternoon a week, every Monday for Key Stage 2 and every Thursday for Key Stage 1. We will be using both the Rookery and visiting Whitwell Woods.


We do a detailed health and safety as well as risk assessment check of every site we are using before visiting with the group. Members of staff are first aid trained


We aim to promote the holistic development of all those involved to develop resilience, confidence, independent and creative learners.


Let the learning journey begin!






Year 1 Introduction to Forest Schools