Forest School

What is Forest School?
Forest School is an ethos which encourages the development of children’s emotional and physical development through outdoor play, activities and exploration in a natural environment. The philosophy of Forest School is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive experiences and participation in engaging and motivating achievable tasks.
Originally a concept developed in Denmark, children attending Forest Schools were found to have developed strong social skills, the ability to work in groups effectively and generally had high esteem and confidence in their own capabilities. These attributes proved to be an effective foundation that raised academic achievements and it is therefore an excellent way to support our Primary school curriculum and consolidate learning in the classroom.