˜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 ˜ - Forest Education Initiative (FEI)
We are pleased to have a Forest School area at Lower Heath which gives us even more opportunities to take our curriculum outdoors. Forest School sessions are based on the Scandinavian idea of using the outdoor environment as a learning opportunity. Sessions have a holistic approach, which develops children's self-esteem, confidence, independence, communication and language skills. Forest School sessions can be linked to topics being studied in the classroom, or may stand alone and take a more nature based approach.
A typical session would provide children with a small practical task to achieve, which may, for example, involve using tools, building shelters, designing an animal home or making a stick man from the treasures they find on the forest floor. It could even be toasting a marshmallow around the fire square!
We are very lucky at school to have a lovely site available to us within our school grounds which allows us the regular access that is needed to follow the Forest School ethos.
If you would like to know more about Forest School at Lower Heath, please contact Mrs. Sadler, who will be very happy to show you around the lovely Forest School area.