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.
Forest School is a long-term process of regular sessions, rather than one-off or infrequent visits
Takes place in a woodland or natural environment to support the development of a lifelong relationship
Forest School uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for development, learning and being.
Healthy Risk Taking
Offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves, including tool work.
Aims to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent & creative learners.
Forest School Lead
Run by qualified Forest School educators, who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.