The ethos of Forest School is based on a fundamental respect for children and young people and for their capacity to instigate, test and maintain curiosity in the world around them. It believes in children’s right to play; the right to access the outdoors (and in particular a woodland environment); the right to access risk and the vibrant reality of the natural world; and the right to experience a healthy range of emotions, through all the challenges of social interaction, to build a resilience that will enable continued and creative engagement with their peers.

What our children say about forest school.

  • “I love forest school, the forest have fairies with magic dust.”
  • “I like building the fairy houses for the fairies”.
  • “I like marshmallows on our fire we made, we have to be very good and listen when we make fire”.
  • “When we made a forest me I liked using sticks and leaves”

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