Forest Schools Forest
Schools comprises a set of six half day sessions and offers a
cumulative and in-depth educational experience. They are aimed at
personal development and experiential, child led learning through
exploration, play and discovery. Forest Schools activities are suitable
for a wide range of primary ages, particularly early years, and can be
tailored to suit the needs of the group/class. (Reception & KS1)
Example sessions could be:
Getting to know the site: boundaries, finding each other, collecting/exploring.
Seeing our place in a new way: sensory activities to explore the area.
Art and crafts: Creative expression and reflections on the natural setting.
Home: shelter, warmth food. Looking at what the animals and plants need to survive and prosper here, shelter building, using tools.
Manual skills: using more advanced tools for whittling/creating, making things for our area.
food, fire and activities to draw together the week. Can include
inviting parents/carers to join to see and share the experience with