Forest School Programme

Forest School Activities

Forest School encourages the development of the children’s emotional and physical development through outdoor play, activities and exploration in a woodland classroom.

Spending time in a wood on a regular basis is a wonderful chance for children to connect with nature. All the activities take into account learning styles and schemas. The programme helps to build self esteem, communication skills, independence and self confidence.

Forest School meets Every Child Matters outcomes and is an excellent way to support the National Curriculum and consolidate learning in the classroom.

Our Service

  • we can offer six week programmes for children of all ages
  • one-off taster sessions are also available
  • Forest School programmes can be run throughout the year - spring and autumn are ideal times to observe seasonal change
  • two forest sites are available
  • each site can accommodate up to 20 children
  • all sessions are led by trained Forest School leaders
  • a Forest School handbook will be sent to all booked schools, including risk assessments and background information
  • weekly session plans and evaluations
  • the Natural Play Area is available for self led groups

Teacher Feedback

The sessions were fun and enjoyable and well planned each time. The children loved coming into the forest and feeling that they were in a secret part of the park. They learnt a lot about their local environments and different aspects of nature. Well done to the Holland Park Ecology Team on such a successful year!

Foundation teacher, Park Walk 2011

The whole experience was fantastic. The children loved coming and were sorry when the sessions ended.

Thank you very much!!

Yr1 teacher, Oratory 2012

The sessions were enjoyed by both groups and all the children responded well to all the activities that were planned. Both Julia and myself felt that the activities worked well this year because they were well planned and that there was not too much for them to follow. Well done for another great Forest School session! Look forward to seeing you both next year.

Nursery teacher, Gems Hampshire 2012

Fees 2012/13

Taster session

£65

Six weekly two hour sessions    

£250

Maximum group size 20 children

Other lengths of courses and sessions are available, please enquire for more details.

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