Forest School at Peters Hill is an exciting, holistic approach to learning outside the classroom.
The sessions are not activity based but instead are led by the interests of the learners. Typical activities are.......
- building dens
- playing hide and seek
- telling stories
- cooking over small fires
- climbing trees
- hunting for minibeasts
- making mud pies
Forest School builds on the natural instinct to learn that everybody is born with. It offers opportunities to make choices, initiate learning and take risks, along with encouraging positive attitudes and behaviour. Forest School sessions are always practical. They emphasise the development of self-esteem, communication and social skills, personal responsibility and citizenship. These skills can also feed back positively into other work in school. Check out the blog for more Forest School news and updates.
We work closely with Jason Hardwick from the Forest School Company. Follow him on twitter @ForestSchoolCo