Outdoor learning is an important way for children to develop their physical abilities, confidence and imagination. That is why we have developed our outdoor education programme, Forest School, which allows pupils throughout the school to experience challenging activities safely within the school grounds.
Forest School takes place in and around our 40 acre site. Run by our trained leaders, it builds children’s skills, abilities and confidence through practical hands-on activities in the outdoors.
There are many benefits to Forest School. It enables children to learn and play outdoors together and develop useful skills and knowledge. Forest School provides a stimulating break from the rigours of the academic programme and is a universally popular activity.
What we do at Forest School
- Den building
- Fire lighting
- Cooking and making hot chocolate
- Bug hunts
- Natural art
- Nature trails
- Knots and lashings
- Shelter building
All activities are thoroughly risk assessed before the start of each session and leaders continue to monitor the safety of the group as activities progress. There is always a trained first-aider present at each session and a written emergency plan.