National definition: by Forest School (England) Network
“Forest School is an inspirational process that offers children and young people opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self esteem, through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland environment.”
These are regular Forest school sessions, running over a period of time, working on developing children’s self esteem and confidence, providing children with a safe environment to assess and take calculated risks,outdoor play stimulating curiosity and creativity through free play opportunities.
Forest School Programmes (EYFS – KS2)
NatureEd facilitators have Level 3 Forest School qualifications and we have experience running regular Forest School sessions with Early Years through to Primary-aged children. These can be run in our risk assessed and surveyed countryside sites or can be brought to your school depending on the facilities and resources available.
Year 5 pupil - about their Forest School programme
“I really enjoyed cooking toffee apples on the fire"
Current Forest School Programmes (EYS – KS2)
Holy Trinity CE Primary
NatureEd has been working with Holy Trinity Primary since 2012. Reception children come for a 6 week consecutive Forest School programme in spring and summer. Year 1 visit throughout the year seeing the woodland change with the seasons.
Teacher - Holy Trinity CE Forest School Programmes
"Watching the children being at ease, comfortable and learning through having fun.