WHAT IS FOREST SCHOOL?
Forest School offers children regular opportunities to learn in a ‘woodland setting’, throughout the year. Here children can experience nature and the changing seasons first hand. Through getting to know their ‘woodland’, children learn to take appropriate risks; initiate their own learning and discover new skills and talents. Everyone can benefit from Forest School, as it provides a holistic approach to learning. It engages children in achievable tasks, through exploration and play. It is also a valuable teaching tool to enable links across the curriculum, providing children with opportunities to put theory into practice.
OUR FOREST SCHOOL
Here at William Booth we are fortunate to have our own ‘green’ spaces: lawns, willow walk and mini woodland with a pond. We have a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees that are home to lots of wildlife. We also have the opportunity to visit our fantastic local woodland at Colwick Woods, giving the children the chance to use all their Forest School skills and knowledge.
During sessions, children experience all sorts of woodland activities that help them to build an understanding and appreciation of the woodland. The activities are always achievable yet challenging – encouraging children to estimate risk and take responsibility for themselves, others and the environment. They are taught to use a range of tools appropriate to their understanding and abilities.
Children will have the opportunity to;
FOREST SCHOOL KIT
Forest School happens in all-weather (apart for high winds or lightning storms) and getting muddy and dirty is part of the experience, so children will need to have appropriate clothing for the season.