Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through outdoor learning.
Our program supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.
Regular sessions at Forest School facilitates more than knowledge-gathering, it helps learners develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. It creates a safe, non-judgemental nurturing environment for learners to try stuff out and take risks..
Our approach to risk means that learners 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 participants to become healthy, resilient, creative and independent learners.
We work closely with Willow Bushcraft CIC ( www.willowbushcraft.co.uk ) where our students take part in a variety of activities including fishing, building shelters and cooking on an open fire, amongst many others.