Our Forest School builds on a child’s innate motivation and positive attitude to learning. Children are encouraged to explore and appreciate their environment, enabling them to think creatively and confidently. Forest School is child-led with opportunities to take risks, make choices and initiate learning for themselves, providing a chance to discover their abilities without fear of failure or criticism. Viewing, interacting with and living in natural environments can have multiple effects on reducing stress, increasing patience, self-descipline, capacity for attention, and recovery from mental fatigue, or from crisis. Moreover environmental education is linked to better performance in math, reading, writing ad listening and better critical thinking skills.

 

Benefits for children attending Forest School

• builds self confidence and self-esteem

• combines freedom with responsibility

• improves communication, motivation and concentration

• enables chance to experience the changing seasons and all weathers

• improves physical stamina, fine and gross motor skills;

• develops innate curiosity, creativity, resilience, and healthy and safe risk-taking

• helps children to understand, appreciate and care for the natural environment

• promotes children’s well-being and enjoyment of life. .