Forest School at our place

boys exploring tree
two children looking for mini beasts in grass
two children creating a nature picture

What is Forest School? 

  • At Forest School the sessions are designed to provide children with opportunities for freedom, experiencing the joys of imaginative play-based experiences in a truly wild wood setting.
  • Forest School is a process, not just about developing physical and social skills, but supporting each child’s needs in ways that it is hoped will help them in life beyond Forest School.
  • Forest School shouldn’t just about den building and making camp fires, rather more about helping children to relax, have fun, connect with the natural world, enjoy being part of a group, overcome fears and anxieties.
  • Forest School provides children with a secure and supportive framework in an outdoor environment in which they can find their own starting points, having fun and extending skills without even knowing they are doing so.
  • At Forest School the adult role is to support, encourage, stand back and observe without interference, unless a child is putting themselves or others at risk.
  • The Forest School Leader introduces activities to promote holistic development of individual children and to encourage them to learn about and connect with the natural world.
  • Forest School taster sessions are designed to deliver a flavour of what Forest School is all about. Children need to attend for a minimum of 6 sessions for holistic development benefits.
child lying on woodland floor in den

Forest School sessions feedback

“Thanks for the taster session – I thought it was amazing! If only they had this type of thing when I was a kid”

“Love the Outdoor Tribe ethos and really looking forward to my daughter doing the 6 week course and watching her grow in confidence”

Cost of Forest School sessions

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