So, where did it all start?
Forest School actually originated from Sweden in the 1950's. Now, it has developed around the world, through Scandinavia and Europe. Forest School's idea came from Denmark, where it was aimed at pre-schools. Denmark has quite a similar climate to the UK and it is becoming more known for the outdoor approach to learning. People have experimented with children and found out that if you do attend Forest School, you are much less prone to becoming ill and being able to concentrate much better!!!
Forest School is basically an educational approach to learning but from a different point of view. The thinking behind Forest School is to encourage and inspire Reception, Year 1 and 2 through a positive, fun experience. It's a unique way of building independence and self belief.
5 Facts about what Forest School gives us:
1. Learning to respect the enviromnent
2. Having the chance to use our 5 senses
3. The use of the natural outdoors
4. Building confidence and self esteem
5. The chance to learn what nature is all
This page has been created and maintained by the children on the Forest School Panel
Members of Forest School Panel:
Due to the fact Forest School is an outdoor,living space; the children need to wear appropriate clothing:
Don't wear anything that you'll mind getting dirty!!!
These are all essentail to keep the children safe!!!
Forest school are having a club every Monday for years 3,4,5 and 6. We think about what can harm ourselves and animals in forest school and what we should and shoulden't do. Plus, we do loads of fun things to round the camp fire like... Come to find out and explore how you can help Forest School!
If anyone has any competition suggestions for the future or an idea to improve Forest School please add a post on our new wiki (top left of the page.) Or even come and talk to the Forest School panel members - we'll try to make it the best that it can be!