What happens in our Forest School sessions?

 

Forest School leaders introduce activities to the group in order to awaken their interest, insprire their creativity and give the group ideas to develop themselves. 

As the weeks progress, and the children become familiar with their outdoor space, the safe routines of Forest School, and the possibilities open to them, they are encouraged to initiate their own play and develop ideas at their own pace. Forest School leaders are trained to observe the children as individuals and to appreciate individual learning styles. This enables them to facilitate further learning and progression through provision of appropriate support.

Activities really do vary greatly and it is not possible to list everything here but a typical session could include;

Safe fire
lighting
& fire
management

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Simple Camp Fire Cooking

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Art and sculpture with natural materials

Storytelling and roleplay

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Natural play and rope trails

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Activities using hand tools

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Den building and habitats

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Yoga, movement and mindfulness

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Navigation and nature awareness

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Exploration and discovery

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Group games

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Tracking and challenges