What happens at Forest School?
Forest School is child led learning so the sessions are guided by the children's interests. The Forest School Leaders have been trained to observe the children and be led by them. This allows for lots of exploration, play and discovery. Alongside this, based upon the children's interests, adult led activities will take place which help the children to learn new skills such as whittling, sawing, den building and fire building. The adult to:child ratio at Forest School is higher than in other learning areas to allow this to happen.
Some activities might be:
- Learning to use tools such as knives, saws, pruners and loppers. These skills can then feed into other activities.
- Whittling to make skewers for cooking or craft activities.
- Den building.
- Mud kitchen.
- Bug hunting and identification.
- Pond dipping.
- Craft activities with natural products.
And there are many more!