Forest School is a concept that originated in Scandinavia in the 1950’s. It was introduced to Britain in the late 1990’s and is now well established throughout the country. Forest School allows children to explore and experience the natural world and encourages an understanding and relationship with the natural environment.
Our site was established in September 2011 and we are proud to offer our pupils the opportunity to experience Forest School in the grounds of our school.
Sessions are led by Sue Gooch (Forest School leader) and supported by Teaching Assistants and volunteers.
Children spend the whole morning at Forest School and carry out a variety of activities aimed at increasing self-esteem, enhancing learning and developing new skills. Pupils learn about risk and danger and naturally become used to looking after and caring for each other and the environment.