Why Forest School?
Forest School sessions are incredibly empowering for children!
We believe that young children thrive when learning in the outdoor environment. Children are encouraged to take risk, problem solve, build resilience whilst using all the wonderful natural resources around them. They begin to connect with the world and begin to develop a strong understanding of the world around them. This inevitably will underpin all future learning, in our aim to develop independent life - long learners.
They learn boundaries of behaviour, grow in emotional resilience, confidence, self-esteem and motivation. Setting children achievable tasks and offering appropriate support, provides the foundation for future development.
Forest Schools are most successful when children visit the same natural area on a regular basis. A rich and flexible learning environment enables children to develop mastery which is central for high self esteem.
The outside also provides a wealth of stimuli, in an environment that is constantly changing and full of surprises!
Forest School is also an exciting, healthy and fun recreational experience!
"Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defence) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day." - Abraham Maslow (1908 -1970)