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Wilderness Pathway

What is Forest School?

Our Wilderness Pathway

Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting. The process helps and facilitates more than knowledge-gathering, it helps learners develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. It creates a safe, non-judgemental nurturing environment for learners to try stuff out and take risks. 

Wilderness Pathway
Principle 1


Forest School is a long-term process of regular sessions, rather than one-off or infrequent visits

Principle 2


Takes place in a woodland or natural environment to support the development of a lifelong relationship

Principle 3


Forest School uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for development, learning and being.

Principle 5

Healthy Risk Taking

Offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves, including tool work.

Principle 4 

Holistic Approach

Aims to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent & creative learners.

Principle 6

Forest School Lead

Run by qualified Forest School educators, who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.


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