What is Forest School?
“Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve confidence and develop self-esteem through hands on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees”
Forest School Association
For more information about what Forest School is please click on the link to watch this video about Forest School produced by the Forest School Association:
Forest Schools is designed to provide opportunities for outdoor learning in a natural environment. As a school, we have developed our own Forest School area and are delighted to be able to offer a full programme of Forest Schools to all children at Hazelwood throughout the school year, delivered by a fully trained Forest School teacher.
Children learn to participate in a range of activities linked to the relevant age-appropriate curriculum, including:
- Den building and fire lighting
- Tool use
- Flora/fauna identification and foraging
- Storytelling and imaginative outdoor play
- Climbing trees and team building games