Through weekly half day sessions and long-term exposure that will encompass seasonal changes, we hope to give all our children new experiences and opportunities with a child-led approach to learning where they can learn to take care of themselves, each other and the natural environment they are working in.
Through freely chosen experiences such as completing small individual and group tasks, learning new practical skills and role playing amongst many others, the children learn to become more creative and more resilient by taking risks and challenging themselves, as well as supporting each other.
We hope this programme will give our children opportunities that might not be readily available to them outside of school. In turn, we hope that their Forest School experiences will improve their attitude to school, their attainment and their future life chances by helping them to become valued members of their local and wider communities.
Forest School sessions are also tailored by the Welfare Team to provide small group and individual nurture support for pupils who need extra support in building confidence, self-esteem, social skills and resilience.