Our school has been awarded a grant to transform part of our outdoor space into a Forest School. Work began last week transforming the land in between our dining room and car park into an exciting outdoor area where the children will take part in many activities including bush craft, cookery, den building and wildlife exploration.
Step one of the project was to create a willow arch over the path. This will continue to grow and develop as the seasons change. We look forward to watching this.
Many thanks to Aiyla's mum who came along to support us with this project.
The concept of Forest Schools originated in Scandanavia and was adopted in Denmark as a solution to lack of outdoor facilities. It was brought over to Britain in the 1980’s and is now widely recognised as a valued mode of learning.
Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.
Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.