What is Forest School?


Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners 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 learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor and woodland education. All of our Forest School sessions are run by Lizzie Lee, owner of Bee Outdoors. Visit her website by clicking here.


Principles of Forest School


Long-term process of regular sessions, rather than a one-off or infrequent visits; the cycle of planning, observation, adaptation and review links each session.
*Takes place in a woodland or natural environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.
*Uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and learning.
*Aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
*Offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.
*Is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice


What activities take place in Forest School?


Child led learning
Sensory walks
Shelter building
Mini beast hunts
Tree climbing
Campfire cooking
Tool use
Nature art
Games like Hide and Seek, Tig
Fire building and lighting
Puddle and mud jumping


Lizzie has created a pack so you continue to learn at home. Please click to here access the pack.

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