At Forest School there is a higher than normal staffing ratio and learners are introduced to responsible risk taking and encouraged to participate in engaging motivating and achievable activities. the learning during Forest School sessions is principally child-led and based on observations by the leader and other adults which lead to appropriate interventions in order to develop the learning within and between sessions. The Forest School approach focuses on the 'process' of learning rather than the 'product' and in this way all learners can achieve success; building confidence and self esteem. The outdoor environment, particularly woodland, provides many opportunities for learners to explore their own preferred learning styles whilst building a long term relationship with the natural world.
(Referenced: Charlotte's Forest School)
Ethos/Definition: "Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem, through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland or natural environment with trees."
Forest School is led by Miss Clarke the class teacher
Forest School Sessions:
- Wednesday AM
- Wednesday PM