What do we do?
Forestschooling.co.uk is an organisation that works exclusively within school environments during the school day. Children experience sessions in the outdoors away from the confines and demands of the modern classroom.
We offer all types of learners opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self esteem through different types of learning in the enveloping environment of a woodland.
Children are encouraged to be themselves and choose what they would like to do. Some may like to lie in a hammock and stare at the sky, whilst others may choose to climb trees and create elaborate rope bridges. Others may decide to paint trees with paint made from berries picked from the woodland, whilst some may choose to light the fire with the staff.
Through this play and activity we can centre on the social, physical, intellectual, communication, emotional and spiritual needs of the children, in other words – their holistic development.
We believe this then helps foster resilient, confident, independent and creative learners that go on to use their new skills in the class room environment.