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What is Forest School?


The following description was taken from the Forest School Association website (


"Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting."


What are the benefits to Forest School?


Forest School has so many benefits, some of which are listed below:


* Improved listening and attention 

* Develops vocabulary and communication 

* Provides a secure space for experimentation, risk-taking and problem solving 

* Develops perseverance and resilience 

* Increased self-confidence and awareness of other's needs

* Learn useful skills such as safe tool use, knots, weaving, fire lighting and fire safety

* Children learn about different plants, flowers and animals 

* Exploring and knowing the difference between flora and fauna 

* Children learn to work with wood to design and help to build different projects

* Inspires a deep and meaningful connection to the world around them