The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through an innovative, long term, educational approach to outdoor play and learning in a woodland environment.
Forest schools embrace the outdoors as an inspirational learning environment focused on the child’s learning needs rather than specific outcomes. Forest Schools are a unique way of building confidence and self-esteem, learn new life skills and promote independence, through hands on learning experiences.
Programmes are child led where the areas of interest are generated by the children participating, this is achieved through observations and reviewing which helps practitioners to prepare for their following sessions.
Forest schools provide a safe yet challenging and stimulating environment full of sensory diversity.
We hold Forest School on a Friday afternoon for our Preschool children. We are fortunate to have access to the facilities at Berry Hill Primary School and sometimes join with their Reception class.
*Children go to forest school in all weathers except strong winds, and appropriate clothing is worn at all times.