Forest School

View the Forest School welcome video

“If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise!”

Pupils at ‘The Squirrels’ are able to enjoy our very own Forest School on site. It is a fantastic resource, extending children’s learning outside and enabling them to experience the environment throughout the year. All pupils are able to visit Forest School and look forward to each visit with great anticipation; children love spending time exploring, creating structures, playing games and, of course, drinking hot chocolate at the end of their visit!

The emphasis of the Forest School is placed on building confidence, self-esteem, thinking skills and co-operation through hands-on learning in a woodland environment. Activities are tailored for the age of the children and are designed to inspire a love of the natural world in addition to using the natural resources to stimulate their interests with imaginative, creative and investigative activities.

      Recent activities have included

        Going on a Bear Hunt
        Minibeast hunts
        Creating trails
        Listening games
        Creating natural structures
        Painting with mud