Forest School Ethos
Forest School is an inspirational educational ethos that focuses on developing children's personal, social and emotional development through regular outdoor woodland experiences. The ethos of Forest Schools is to allow children the time and space to develop skills, interest and understanding through a range of activities which provide practical, hands-on experiences in a natural environment. The Forest School ethos is embedded in our Forest School Policy.
Children will use tools, play, learn boundaries of behaviour both physical and social, grow in confidence and self-esteem and become self-motivated.
The adults role is to be a positive role model to the children and to observe their learning which can then be developed further.
Forest Schools provide an encouraging, inspiring environment where children can learn using all their senses to explore and investigate the world around them where they can grow in self esteem, worth, independence and confidence.
"Along with milk and vegetables, kids need a steady diet of rocks and worms
Rocks need skipping.
Holes need digging.
Water needs splashing.
Bugs and frogs and slimy stuff need finging!" - Anon