Forest School

Teaching should address the whole child; heads, hands and heart”


Our Forest School sessions are driven by our principles, in which the children are free to explore as they wish. Digging for mini-beasts, mixing up mud pies, building dens, climbing trees or scrambling over logs, collecting “treasure” or simply “gazing” at the sky, trees and fields around us; do not underestimate the learning that goes on when the children experience Forest School.

Forest School encourages children to explore their own innate learning in the richest classroom we have - the outdoors. It sets learning in a different context for children where they can undertake a range of practical activities and carry out small achievable tasks. It promotes sensory child-led outdoor play, encouraging and stimulating curiosity and absorption. Much of the learning for a child comes as a result of the opportunities they have for testing their own abilities in a real life context.

“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul”