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Forest School

We deliver a high quality, vibrant, engaging, and age-appropriate Forest School experience, giving the opportunity for children to learn, play and thrive in nature.

Forest Schools is based on developing self-esteem, confidence, independence and responsibility in children of all ages and ability. This is achieved through inspirational, stimulating, hands-on, outdoor experiences in a woodland environment. Its aim is not to replace classroom learning but to enhance, expand and add to it.  These experiences are had in all but the very worst weather. Whilst there is a structure, it is a ‘child led’ educational experience. Children are encouraged to express their views and ideas in order to make choices, shape sessions and initiate activities for themselves. They are allowed time and space to use imagination and creativity; and to explore, investigate and discover their environment in relation to their own evolving learning interests. Opportunities are given to assess risk for themselves within acceptable boundaries – in an environment that is safe, relaxed and non-confrontational

“Time in nature is not leisure time; it’s an essential investment in our children’s health (and also, by the way, in our own).”

Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods

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“This is a fantastic group for children. My Child is more confident when speaking in a group. The support given is amazing, my child joins in with other children more positively. Great experiences and opportunities, thank you so much! “

“I have learnt about nature and friendships”

“It has made her so much more confident. Also being able to get dirty and climb trees is something she is not always allowed to do. – It should be something all schools should have”