Forest School is holistic learning through play and exploration; children learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and to use their own initiative to solve problems and cooperate with others. During Forest School children will build a shelter, light a fire and use green woodworking skills to create and build objects from the woodland around them.
They will use full size tools; learn the boundaries of behaviour, both physical and social, establish and grow in confidence, self-esteem and motivation.
The Forest school Leader is Natalie Clark, Manager of Arbor Green Nursery. Jody Halley assists in the sessions and has just started her Forest School leader qualification.
Natalie will be assisted every session in the woods by one of the staff; the same staff member will go on the same 6 week block to ensure continuity of care for the children and allow the staff to document the full impact of the forest school.
Forest school song
This is the way we start our day
Walking to the forest all the way
Forest school adventures rain or shine
In amongst the oak and pine
For full information please read our handbook