The Forest School Approach

Forest Schools focus on the social, emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual development of their learners. The nurturing environment encourages children to develop a positive relationship with the outdoor, natural world. The ethos of a Forest School is based on a fundamental respect for children and the encouragement of their curiosity in the world.

Forest Schools believe in:

  • A child’s right to play.
  • A child’s right to access the outdoors.
  • A child’s right to access the natural world.
  • A child’s right to experience a healthy range of emotions.

Forest Schools aim to build resilience to encourage a learner’s creative engagement with other people, their environment, and their own potential. They aim to encourage self-reflection and build strong social and emotional skills that will follow them into adulthood.

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