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What is Forest School?

· A unique way of learning through  play in an outdoor, preferably woodland environment.  It is linked to the curriculum but is a flexible, child-led-learning process.

 

· Forest School provides a safe environment to enable risk taking and develops a child’s own risk management.  Due to the higher risk environment it has a higher adult to child ratio.

 

· Promotes independent learning and builds on self-esteem by giving the children small achievable tasks.

 

· It should be regular sessions over a long term to enable the children to get used to the environment and develop skills and build relationships.

 

· Encourages the child to become aware of their environment by giving them a chance to use all of their senses and come to appreciate and respect it’s processes and cycles.

 

· Helps a child to develop an awareness of nature and how it works, and become aware of themselves and be part of a vaster world.

 

· Encourages the children to become environmentally responsible and to respect nature.

 

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