Forest School provides nature based exploration, where discovery and nurture is the focus. Children talk about how each person is feeling and what they wish to explore during their time in nature. The Forest School Teacher introduces new ideas whilst encouraging them to decide their own direction. Our wildlife garden is full of textures and materials to enrich the senses and simulate the learning journey that the children undertake.
Children have access to different materials, tools and resources to allow them to explore the space and take appropriate risk so they can challenge themselves and have holistic development, be that social, physical, intellectual, communication, emotional or spiritual. At the end of each session, everyone reflects on their forest school experience drinking hot chocolate heated by the camp fire.
Mrs Chappell Principal says that since Forest School’s was introduced to the Academy through Expect Youth last year, she has noticed a real difference to the children who attend. She believes that Forest School helps to increase confidence, allows every child to develop their voice and stimulates learning in a totally different approach.