What is Forest School?

Forest School is an inspirational process that offers children regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. Forest School is a specialised, child-centred learning approach that connects with the ever changing seasons, giving the child challenges of the natural world to fill every Forest School session with discovery and difference. You can climb a fallen log, splash in a muddy puddle, create art using sticks, leaves, moss or simply pause and listen to the wind in the treetops.

At Forest School all children are viewed as:

  • equal, unique and valuable
  • competent to explore & discover
  • entitled to experience appropriate risk and challenge
  • entitled to choose, and to initiate and drive their own learning and development
  • entitled to experience regular success
  • entitled to develop positive relationships with themselves and other people
  • entitled to develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world

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The Little Sweethearts is a member of the Forest School Association and Nicola is a Level 3 Forest School Leader.