Forest School encourages children’s emotional and physical development through outdoor play and exploration. Spending regular time in nature is a wonderful chance for children to connect with nature and enhance their wellbeing. Sessions suit a range of learning styles and engage children in various ways and are a safe, non-judgemental environment to try new things and take risks.
Sessions are led by experienced and trained Level 3 Forest School leaders. Our programme is usually formed of six two-hour sessions, undertaken across a half term, on a regular day or over a longer period. The content of the programme will be child led, and will vary according to the group’s age, interests and needs.
Forest School encompasses a range of outdoor activities over regular sessions which may include:
- Nature discovery
- Sensory games
- Bushcraft including tool use, fire lighting, shelters (*)
- Arts and Crafts
- Team building
- Physical play
- Natural exploration
- Wildlife conservation
- Imaginative activities
- Child-led activities
*Not available at every centre
How this course fulfills the specification
Forest School is outdoor nature based learning which focuses on the holistic development of the child and is a child-centered inspirational learning process. It is a long-term program taking place over a series of visits over a period of time.
Added value of this course
The programme helps to build self-esteem, communication skills, independence, emotional intelligence, resilience and self-confidence.