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Forest School

 The Best Kind of Classroom

This is the best kind of classroom,
It’s a journey through time and space,
From the smallest seed to the largest tree,
This is a forest and a learning place.
This is the best kind of classroom,
Where the seasons don’t happen in books.
Where the learning is watching and thinking and talking
And everyone looks.


by Ian MacMillan

We are proud to be able to offer regular Forest school sessions to all our children. “Forest School offers a unique opportunity for children to experience the outdoors in a way that facilitates their holistic development and fosters their growth as confident and competent learners.  It also encourages healthy habits and lifestyles.”  (Knight 2009). Children also develop a love and respect for the natural environment, where they get to know, value and nurture God’s World and one another. All the activities are child-centered and then child-led.  Children have the time and space to engage with the environment, make their own choices and they are encouraged to take small, safe risks.