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Forest School

For Forest School programmes, Teacher Workshops and Forest School based events.

Forest School is learning at its best; fun, exciting and empowering.

An inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults opportunities to achieve and develop through self-led, hands on learning experiences in a local woodland environment. Learners gain new skills, improve physical and mental health and increase personal and social development. Learning can link with classroom subjects, bringing topics to life and stimulating interest.

What happens at Forest School?
Our Forest School delivers group sessions for schools and organisations – you can come to one of our fantastic Forest School sites, we can come to your school grounds or we can work with local landowners to find a woodland near you.

Activities include fires, den building, tool use, woodland arts and crafts, scavenger hunts and trails, activities for flora and fauna identification, games, muddy play and storytelling. In cold weather there is hot chocolate or food cooked on the fire.

A Forest School programme engages a group over a number of weeks, increasing their skills, knowledge and comfort in the outdoors, in addition to re-connecting them with the natural world. For lasting impact, a group should be engaged for a minimum of six sessions, as an introduction to Forest School, but preferably for longer. One-off experience sessions and bespoke school events are also available.

Workshops for teaching staff
An opportunity for teaching staff to gain a greater understanding of the Forest School process. We also offer outdoor learning CPD workshops to encourage teaching staff to take learning outdoors and use the outdoor environment for curriculum subjects.

Forest School based public events
Learn new skills, make your own craft item, enjoy time outdoors with your family and, most importantly, have fun. See our events page or Facebook for details or contact us to be added to our mailing list.

For more information, contact:
Kathryn Barton | Forest School Development Officer
Direct dial: 03000 418288
Mobile: 07396 565019

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