Forest School Woodland Explorer for Schools
Forest School is an organic, dynamic process which affirms who the children are, not just rewards what they can do.
The children come to the wood for a two hour session where they have the opportunity to engage with the natural world and learn new skills through taking part in activities which meet their individual learning and developmental needs.
The children are encouraged to try new skills, manage risk and develop environmental responsibility which builds their self confidence and self esteem. Evidence has shown that this enables them to engage more effectively with classroom learning and improves their performance.
It is run by a qualified Forest School Leader.
Schools can book a six week programme for a maximum of 15 children.
To cater for a whole class, children could come on alternate weeks over a term.
Opportunities to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum can be provided.
Alternatively, it is possible to cater for a mixed age group of children who would particularly benefit from attending Forest School.
- Discovering wildlife
- Woodland crafts
- Tool use
- Den building
- Campfire cooking
- Conservation tasks
The Forest School ethos encourages
- Confidence and resilience
- Creativity and independence
- Freedom to explore through play
- Individual holistic learning
- Positive relationships
- Self confidence
- Self esteem
- Environmental responsibility
- Risk management
- Learning over time
Cost: £100 for a 2 hour session for 15 children
Children can also experience Forest School through After School Clubs for primary school children.
Hollies caters for the 6 – 10 year olds.
Meeting point for all activities – Bersted Park Community Centre, Lakeland Ave, PO21 5FF
To book a place, please Contact Street Country or ring 07538 696332