What is Forest School?

Forest Schools has developed from the Scandinavian education system and is about children and young people building self esteem and independence through exploring and experiencing the natural world. It has also been seen to help with language development in the form of speaking, listening and reading.

At Landulph, children will attend Forest School for 4 sessions of 75  minutes long. The ethos of Forest Schools allows learners the time and space to develop skills, interests and understanding through practical, hands-on experiences. It also allows practitioners to step back and observe the children/young people in order to then encourage and inspire individuals to achieve through careful scaffolding and facilitating. The 3 main rules of ForestSchool are:-  Look after yourself, Look after each other and Look after the environment.  The children are taught to respect the environment and how to minimise the ecological impact that we can have on it.

Class 1 enjoying Forest School

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