Forest Schools

Forest Schools is a unique way of building independence, self-esteem and a positive attitude towards learning in children and young people as they explore and experience the natural world for themselves.

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A combination of freedom and responsibility is beneficial to children with little confidence or challenging behaviour. Valuable life skills are learnt – communication, team working and responsibility.

Why is Forest School good for children and young people?

• Beneficial for children who learn by ‘doing’

• Children involved in Forest School become more responsible for their actions, can calculate risks better

and show improved self-confidence.

• A desire for learning is encouraged and transferred back to the classroom

• Forest Schools encourage children to become more active and healthy

• Children develop self-awareness

• Develop better communication skills

• Developing independence

• And much more!

At Spring Bank Primary each class takes part in the Forest Schools programme each term.