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Cared 4 Ltd
19 Brookhill St
The forest school initiative offers children regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and esteem through hands on learning experiences in local woodland. Children spend a two and a half hour session once a week over the course of 8 weeks in the woodland and experience a wide range of activities. These are either child initiated and lead or adult lead with children working in groups or independently.
The Forest School ethos
The forest school ethos is to provide children with a challenging and stimulating educational experience. Children learn at their own pace and in their own way. They are encouraged to work together to solve problems and share in their achievements and successes.
Adults “will make things possible by providing the right environment, resources and ethos which says have a go.” (Bilton 2006).
There is no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing. The only reason we may have to cancel a session maybe due to high winds or snow and ice.
What happens in a Forest School?
Activities are endless and often spontaneous. These include hide and seek, investigating the natural woodlands, tree climbing, bug hunting, and nature trails, using tools to create woodland art or objects. The session always ends with a fire where children learn to cook on a stick outdoors or make stinging nettle soup in pans! The excitement that children gain from being outdoors in the woodland is immense.