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 Lucy Stafford (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.
Thanks to the Woodland Trust we were able to plant 100 trees in the school grounds. The children and parent helpers were amazing and had loads of fun planting their baby saplings.
This new woodland is part of the 100 years since Armistice Day. 100 trees for 100 Years! It is also intended to be for the children themselves to be remembered as being part of Gorsley Goffs School. Hopefully the trees will grow strong and healthy alongside the children who planted them.
The Woodland Trust have donated over 41,497,408 trees and saved over a 1000 woods. They are a charity well worth supporting. Huge thanks to them and to all the volunteers who helped on the afternoons.