OUR FOREST SCHOOL

On our Rosinka Campus, our youngest students explore, discover, build, and play at our Forest School. Taking part in hands-on activities that nurture a range of skills, our students connect with nature, form friendships, and have fun in the great outdoors.
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Our Forest School gives children the freedom to explore, play, build, create, and imagine in a safe, supportive, and secure outdoor environment. Sessions are carefully planned, led by trained forest school practitioners, and take place outside the classroom in all weathers.

 

Developing new skills

The Forest School movement has a philosophy of child-led learning, with a focus on the senses. The aim is to foster rich learning experiences, ecological literacy, and healthy living by connecting children to nature and by taking learning outdoors.

Forest School is often defined as an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence, and build self-esteem through hands-on experiences in a woodland environment. The curriculum is child-directed and play-based, and allows learners the time and space to develop their interests, skills, and understanding through practical activities.

Our Forest School sessions:

  • Develop fine and gross motor skills.
  • Promote risk taking.
  • Provide leadership opportunities.
  • Create a connection with nature.
  • Develop teamwork skills.

Children can also sing around the fire, learn to use and make tools, build dens, dig in the mud, identify bugs with magnifying glasses, relax in our hammocks, and spend time socialising with friends.