The Forest Schools programme is delivered by a level 3 qualified leader.
Be creative, imagine, explore, have fun
Forest school is an opportunity to create fantastic life long memories for our pupils.
A chance for pupils to get dirty, be creative, imagine, explore, have fun and interact with others. In an environment where pupils can just be themselves, have fun and enjoy themselves; whilst learning skills that will allow them to function in as many different situations as possible. Developing as a whole person, understand themselves as an individual and others around them. Pupils will connect with nature and the environment whilst getting lost in a world of their own imagination. Forest school promotes that everyone is unique and accepted for who they are. In addition to that young people are 'someone' today and they don't always need to focus on who they will be when they are older. If pupils have the freedom to discover and explore, are motivated and enjoy their environment, then self-confidence, self-worth and independence develop naturally.
Learn through experience
Forest school is about creating/facilitating opportunities for young people to learn through their own experiences, foresting the approach that young people are at the heart of their own learning. Forest school takes place in all weathers to allow pupils the opportunities to gain as many experiences as possible. Building relationships, taking ownership, developing personal boundaries and decision-making are key elements. Overall, Forest school inspires and encourages young people to succeed in their own unique way.
"Leave no footprints"
An important aspect that school promotes and really believes in at our Forest school is to 'Leave no footprints and take only our memories away with us'. In addition, we always encourage our pupils to leave their emotional baggage and negative thoughts as they enter our Forest school site (under the arch) and to start a fresh/new beginning for the session. School believes that this gives pupils the chance to take charge of their own emotions and recognise when to let go or separate their feeling from certain things in order to, enjoy the other experiences around them.
Mrs N Norton