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Forest School
What's it all about?
Aim
To provide an inspirational outdoor experience for all.
Introduction To Forest Schools  
Forest Schools is an innovative
educational approach to outdoor
play and learning
The Forest Schools Philosophy
To encourage and
inspire individuals of
any age through
positive outdoor
experiences
Partici...
Regular and Long Term
• Programmes run weekly or fortnightly during
• term time throughout the year
This enables skills to...
Raising Self-esteem and Confidence
Developing Physically & Emotionally
What happens at Forest
Schools?
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Building dens and shelters
Using ‘real tools’.
Fires, cooking and healthy eating
...
What do You do at Forest Schools?
There is an expectation that staff engaged
in Forest Sessions will: •Design quality acti...
What are the benefits?

Children go to the woods in all sorts of weathers and
through both free and structured play, educa...
Safe Outdoor Play and
Education
Health & Safety is the number 1 consideration
when running Forest Sessions.
•Sites are che...
Forest School is Fun!
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Forest School - What's it all about

  1. 1. Forest School What's it all about?
  2. 2. Aim To provide an inspirational outdoor experience for all.
  3. 3. Introduction To Forest Schools   Forest Schools is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning
  4. 4. The Forest Schools Philosophy To encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences Participation in engaging and motivating achievable tasks and activities Development of personal, social, health and emotional skills
  5. 5. Regular and Long Term • Programmes run weekly or fortnightly during • term time throughout the year This enables skills to be transferred and developments to become established into children's’ every day lives
  6. 6. Raising Self-esteem and Confidence
  7. 7. Developing Physically & Emotionally
  8. 8. What happens at Forest Schools? • • • • Building dens and shelters Using ‘real tools’. Fires, cooking and healthy eating Games and physical activity Environment Music + lots of noise Trails + Treasure hunts Creativity + Art
  9. 9. What do You do at Forest Schools? There is an expectation that staff engaged in Forest Sessions will: •Design quality activities •Encourage all round development •Develop respect •Observe •Play •Make full use of the outdoor environment
  10. 10. What are the benefits? Children go to the woods in all sorts of weathers and through both free and structured play, education and activities, learn to be successful:  How to handle risks  Co-operation with others  To use their own initiative to solve problems  Boundaries of behaviour; both physical and social  Health and Hygiene  How to safely use full sized tools  First hand the beauty of the natural environment.
  11. 11. Safe Outdoor Play and Education Health & Safety is the number 1 consideration when running Forest Sessions. •Sites are checked and safe •All Equipment is well maintained •Children and adults have the correct Personal Protective Clothing •Health and Hygiene
  12. 12. Forest School is Fun!

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