Forest School

What is Forest School?

Forest School is part of the provision for Reception children at St Georges because it helps to foster resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.

Forest School offers children the opportunity to recognise and take risks within a ‘safe’ environment. Children lead their own learning through play as well as taking part in planned activities to learn new skills. Forest School supports all areas of the Early Years curriculum, helping children develop their personal, social and emotional skills, their communication and physical development and to understand the world around them. Children learn how to work as part of a team, building positive relationships with peers, adults and the natural world.

Forest School activities

Forest School activities include:

  •          Cooking on an open fire
  •          Painting natural materials
  •          Tree climbing
  •          Mud sliding
  •          Bug hunting
  •          Mud kitchens
  •          Weaving
  •          Den building


Our Forest School in the News
Click here to read an article written by Becky Dickinson for the Telegraph.