Forest School is the name for an approach to educating children in the outdoors on a regular basis. This work will support the main curriculum (particularly literacy, science, maths and the arts) and will have a strong emphasis on raising all children’s self-esteem and independence.
At Forest School all participants are viewed as:
(Forest School Association)
An integral part of the Forest School experience is that children will experience the outdoors in all weathers. With the exception of very high winds and thunder storms, please assume that your child will be outside when they take part in Forest Schools, even if it is for a shortened session. To help achieve this, we will ask you to supply:
Please bear in mind your child could possibly get muddy! Forest School programs operate all year round regardless of weather conditions. If you have any spare items of clothing, boots or small rucksacks you no longer use please could you bring them in. They will be useful for spares.
Sessions will be on Thursday afternoons and primarily on the school site. I have spoken to Rushmere Country Park and we have been allowed access there for sessions also. Another principle of Forest School is to have high adult ratios, even on our school site. The ratios enable children to be supported in their learning experience on a more individual basis. So if you can join us just once or more regularly and don’t mind joining in and getting muddy please sign below.