Forest School

Forest School

Our Forest School activities through Nature4Health allowed children to play, explore and learn about the natural environment and undertake activities such as shelter-building, outdoor cooking, growing plants, using tools and bug-hunting. It was designed and ran as a hands-on approach to promote play in natural environments.

Forest School sessions ran for all age groups  in a woodland setting, and were supported by a trained Forest School Leader.

How does Forest School 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 were taught outdoors in a wooded area, either within the school grounds or at a local woodland, and it helped children build their confidence, improved their teamwork and practical skills, and learn about natural environments.
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