Forest school is a specialised learning approach in which students visit natural spaces to learn personal, social and technical skills. It is an inspirational process that offers all learners the opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland environment.
Nursery 2, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes participate in Forest School once a term. Forest school takes place in a woodland or natural environment (Wimbledon Common) to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world. It uses a range of learner-centered processes to create a community for being, development and learning. It aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. Forest school offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves. Activities range from building dens, going on mini beast hunts to observing and using nature to inspire children’s art work.