Forest school provides a specialised learning approach that offers children regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment.
At Quinton Primary School, we are lucky enough to have a fully qualified and outstanding Forest School leader, who delivers a range of exciting learning experiences to our whole school.
Benefits of Forest School
Playing and learning outside improve children’s physical and emotional wellbeing and the Forest School experience has been shown to be hugely beneficial for children with a range of emotional and developmental needs. Rather than using classroom resources and equipment, children can use natural materials found in the woodland and enjoy activities such as collecting sticks and leaves, tying knots, making dens, handling tools, using twigs to write in the mud, climbing trees, jumping across stones and building fires.
Forest School can help children to develop:
· social skills
· communication skills
· self-esteem and confidence
· physical skills including the development of both gross and fine motor skills
· problem solving and risk taking
· knowledge and understanding of the world around them.