The Ethos

Principle 1: Forest School is a long-term process of frequent and regular sessions in a woodland or natural environment, rather than a one-off visit. Planning, adaptation, observations and reviewing are integral elements of Forest School.​ ​ Principle 2 – Forest...

Why play outside?

Why play out? ​Outdoor provision is vital for babies, toddlers and young children. A rich outdoor space will offer your child:- ​ Space to be noisy, active and boisterous​  Fresh air – allows more oxygen to the brain​ Experience of different weathers and seasons ​...

Planning

When planing an outdoor activity you need to keep these 6 things in mind . Achievement . Confidence . Self-esteem .  Inspiration . Opportunity . Experience   It is also important to keep the 6 key areas of development in mind . Physical . Social . Linguistic ....

Your own childhood in nature

Think of a childhood memory,…​ Where were you? ​ Who were you with? ​ What did it feel like?​ Over the last decade, a large amount of research has been carried out into the diverse benefits for children of contact with nature and outdoor experiences. These benefits...

The Aims and Objectives of this course

In this course you will learn the following: Introduction to Forest School and Holistic development​ Explore ways that play can benefit participants at Forest School & experience the magic of wild Play WHILST developing imagination, including age appropriate...

4.1

Know how to reflect on own Forest School training Summarise own development and learning gained whilst training to be a Forest School...