Forest School

FOREST SCHOOL VISION/ETHOS

Poulton Lancelyn Primary School operates the Forest Schools Programme for groups of specifically identified pupils. Forest School is an exciting initiative that enables pupils to access outdoor learning and develop their curiosity for the world around them. Through pupil-led learning, the programme allows children to explore their creativity and ideas, bringing those ideas to life in the outdoors. Collaboratively, pupils will develop a respect for the outdoors and understand that the outdoors are to be treasured and not feared. Through the Forest School programme we aim to develop resilient, confident, logical and independent learners

 

WHERE DOES THE IDEA COME FROM?

Forest schools originated in Sweden during the 1950s and was a way of teaching children about the natural world. The idea was adopted by Denmark as an important part of Early Years Provision.  The concept of Forest School was introduced to Britain in 1995 by Bridgewater College and is being developed all over the country.

 

WHO IS FOREST SCHOOL FOR?

Everyone can benefit from Forest School. Forest School provides a valuable teaching tool for a wide range of curriculum subjects and is an excellent way to support and enrich the National Curriculum. The activities engage children with a variety of needs and learning styles.