Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.
The process helps and facilitates more than knowledge-gathering, it helps pupils develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. It creates a safe, non-judgemental nurturing environment for our pupils to try things out and take risks. Forest School inspires a deep and meaningful connection to the world and an understanding of how our pupils fit within it. Our approach to risk means that our pupils constantly expand on their abilities by solving real-world issues, building self-belief and resilience. We believe that risk is more than just potential for physical harm, but a more holistic thing, there are risks in everything we do, and we grow by overcoming them. Forest School therefore, helps our pupils to become, healthy, resilient, creative and independent learners.
There is lots of research out there to support the outcomes of Forest School, but we know that it isn’t just the educational outcomes and research that matter, our pupils and staff love it too!
Curriculum Map - Forest School