What are Forest Schools
“A Forest School encourages a love of nature and is an fun educational approach to outdoor play and learning”
A day at Forest School is all about having outdoor adventures in natural habitats and learning about the beauty of nature throughout the seasons.
Children’s minds are so open to learning and they will discover that there is so much to learn about nature as they go exploring. .
The Forest Club programme has a wide range of activities designed to not only interest children but challenge their minds and we feel that the earlier the better which is why we run classes for children as young as 3 years old. The overall age group is 3-6 yrs and 6-12 yrs.
Forest School leaders
All Forest School Club adventures are tailored for each age group by qualified teachers who have experience working with each age group.
Children loved to be challenged and the Forest School Leaders ensure that activities include problem solving that are fun, achievable and rewarding.
Benefits of Forest School
Spending days outdoors connecting with nature is a great way to broaden children’s appreciation of nature and become aware of how important it is to respect natural habitats. A day at Forest School can also take children a little out of their comfort zone, which is great for character building. .
Growing up in an urban areas can be a bit like living in a concrete jungle. Even on sunny days, some city parks can be very overcrowded. Children can become out of touch with nature.
But at the Forest School Club children are able to head away from the crowd to spend quality time reconnecting with nature in natural habitats like woodlands and nature reserves. The aim is for children to forge a life-long relationship with their natural environment.
Spending time outdoors is also known to improve health and promote a healthier lifestyle. Research has also shown that spending time outdoors can:
- Boosts your immune system. …
- Reduces stress and high blood pressure. …
- Improves creativity and problem-solving skills. …
- A healthier heart.
- Increase learning ability
What Forest School Club aims to achieve
- Enthusiasm and get-up-and-go
- A love of nature
- Improvement in self esteem and self confidence
- Being a team player
- Determination and motivation
- Good social communication skills
- A love of being challenged