The Great Outdoors
Forest School and outdoor play
What is Forest School?
Forest School is a child-centred approach to learning that promotes engagement with nature and encourages children to assess risk and develop self-confidence and independence. Dedicated Forest School sessions are run by a qualified Forest School Teacher.
Children will be:
Exploring the woods, navigating obstacles, building structures and dens
using simple tools to make our own toys and games
reading stories and taking part in activities to help us learn about the seasons, nature, and how to look after our environment
using our imagination and creativity
developing abilities in assessing risks and undertaking manageable tasks
We have our own garden
Our local community provides a wealth of opportunities for outdoor exploration with trips to the park; Oldbury Woods, farmland adjacent our own woodland to see the horses and pigs as well as strawberry picking.
The only weather that will stop our outdoor play are strong winds, but this is only because we want to keep safe!