Forest School

Forest School

Forest School allows children to play, explore and learn about the natural environment and do activities like shelter-building, outdoor cooking, growing plants, using tools and bug-hunting. It’s a hands-on approach to promote play in natural environments.

Forest School sessions are adaptable for all age groups and take place in a woodland setting, supported by a trained Forest School Leader.

How does it work?

Within a school setting, children might participate in regular two-hour, weekly sessions over the course of a minimum of six weeks. The sessions, which include activities such as building dens, cooking over fires, knot-tying and making art with natural materials, help to combat children’s increasing isolation from the natural world, arising from greatly reduced freedom to roam and society’s increased fear of risk.
Classes are taught outdoors in a wooded area, either within the school grounds or at a local woodland, and help children build their confidence, improve their teamwork and practical skills, and learn about natural environments.
Latest news about Forest School activities:

Reaping the benefits of nature at Rice Lane City Farm

Earlier this month several programmes came to an end at Rice Lane City Farm, Liverpool. The farm hosted a 12-week ...
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School’s out-side!

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Forest School, Litherland

These lads from Litherland have had twelve weeks of Forest School fun. Along with their friends, they’ve made dens, learnt ...
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