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What is Forest School?

 

Forest school is an opportunity for children to experience and explore the outdoor environment. The Forest School Leader provides opportunities for child led learning, where the children are encouraged to become independent, explore, attempt new tasks, take risks and work collaboratively. Forest School at Perry Hall takes place in a designated area of the school grounds, providing a safe and suitable space for an outdoor learning environment.

 

Forest School helps develop:

·         Independence

·         Confidence and self esteem

·         Communication and social skills

·         Creativity and imagination

·         Team skills

·         A greater understanding and awareness of the natural

·         environment

·         The ability to recognise and manage risk

·         Healthier lifestyles

 

 

What happens during a Forest School session?

The children will be outside at our Forest School site for an hour and a half each week. Upon arriving at Forest School, the children will sit at ‘Base Camp.’ Here, the activities for the session will be explained and the children will be able to choose their own activities. The session will end back at ‘Base Camp’ where the children will reflect on their learning.

 

At Perry Hall, two year groups visit Forest School each week. Year 1 attend on a Wednesday and Year 4 on a Thursday

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