What is a Forest School

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‘A Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.’
The philosophy of Forest Schooling is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences. 
 
Forest School is an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults, regular opportunities to achieve, and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland environment.
 
By participating in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks and activities in a woodland environment each participant has an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, sound emotional and social skills. These, through self-awareness can be developed to reach personal potential.
 
Forest Schools aims and objectives are to develop: 
 
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Regulation 
  • Intrinsic motivation 
  • Empathy 
  • Good social communication skills 
  • Independence 
  • A positive mental attitude,
  • self-esteem and confidence