Finding nature’s treasures whilst exploring, identifying a strange creepy crawly, puzzling out how to climb that tree, wondering why the leaves fall in autumn, asking where the wind comes from.
Nature is an endless goldmine of inspiration for enquiring young minds and in the woods there are no walls to bounce off so children have space to be themselves.
Children can get creative in the mud kitchen, join a nature scavenger hunt, go hunting for minibeasts, relax in a tree hammock and join in with songs and stories around the crackling campfire.
For so many children, it’s not inside the classroom that they thrive but rather when they’re outdoors. Our Forest School Taster sessions are especially designed for Early Years classes as an introduction to the world of outdoor learning.
Forest School is an approach to learning which uses the natural environment as the children’s main teacher. Children foster a respect for nature and they develop an understanding of their natural environment through open enquiry and exploration. Our Forest School Leaders act as mentors and facilitators rather than teachers, ready to fan the sparks that come from child-led learning, with their own enthusiasm and passion for nature.
Our aim with Forest School is to encourage young people who are free-thinking, who ask questions and who are also pushing their boundaries, all at their own pace. When learners step out of their comfort zone that is where true growth occurs.
All activities are led by our experienced team of Forest School leaders and Bushcraft instructors. This is child-led play and experiential learning at it’s best!
If you’re new to Forest School, watch our short video for an introduction to this natural evolution in outdoor learning…
Children won’t even realise that they’re learning new skills, they’ll be having too much fun. Our Forest School Taster day is all about getting children engaged in the outdoors, exploring nature, playing and learning together. Warning; kids might get muddy!
Children will also learn:
To enjoy solving problems and think creatively.
To face and overcome challenges
To take part in physical activity
Emotional intelligence and social skills during play and team activities.
To take measured decisions and manage their own risk.
To understand and consider the impact of their actions on their environment.
Get in touch with us to book your Forest School Taster session today.
LINKING TO THE NEW WELSH CURRICULUM
You can be sure that our Wild Curriculum sessions link into the Four Purposes of Education For Children & Young People as set out in the new Welsh Curriculum. The curriculum aims for all children to be…
- Ambitious and capable learners, who are ready to learn throughout their lives.
- Enterprising and creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work.
- Healthy and confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.
- Ethical and informed citizens, who are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.
We wholeheartedly believe that learning outdoors, surrounded by nature is an effective way to nurture these characteristics in our young people. We also believe it’s more powerful for a child to find an answer for themselves than for us to give it to them right away. So, we always encourage the children’s curiosity and allow plenty of opportunities for kids to ask lots of questions and explore the different possible answers. This approach of mentoring young people fosters enquiring, bright minds. Whilst the natural settings we teach in and the themes we cover work toward building their mental and emotional well-being by developing confidence, resilience and empathy.
Take the first step toward giving your group the immersive Forest School experience, in a natural space that will inspire, motivate and educate them. Simply get us in touch with using the form below.