Forest School

What We Offer

 

We deliver Forest School sessions for primary and secondary schools, PRUs, specialist schools, groups and organisations across Dorset and Somerset. We can offer everything from a six week discovery course, to a year long course which enables participants to enjoy the local woodlands and forest school site learning as the seasons unfold.

Forest School provides an area for young people to enjoy the natural world within a safe and supportive environment, whilst allowing them the freedom to experience unfamiliar challenges and take controlled risks, the benefits can be seen across the age ranges, providing lifelong learning and life skill opportunities for all. 

With the ability to focus provisions around any particular themes, needs, skills or ideas the school wants the children to work on, Forest School can be designed in conjunction with the current curriculum. This can be delivered as part of the school day or as an after school session. We are able to tailor provision to the age of the groups, staff have worked successfully with young people of all backgrounds and abilities, from primary to year 11.  


Activities Include:

  • Campfire making and cooking
  • Natural art
  • Shelter and den building
  • Heritage Crafts (willow weaving, felting etc.)
  • Bushcraft
  • Orienteering
  • Green woodworking
  • Tree and plant identification
  • Foraging
  • And many more


 The outdoor activities are successful at developing each young person’s physical, co-ordination and social skills. Young people learn to work with others in a group and to express themselves as independent learners. The practical activities enable them to experience numeracy, literacy, science and many other subjects within a natural and stimulating environment.


During a half day session hot chocolate is provided at break, during a full day lunch is provided and cooked over an open fire as part of the Forest School experience.


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