Working with schools

Early years settings and Primary schools - We support and facilitate forest school for a number of pre-school settings and primary schools either on our own sites or on your specified site. Please get in touch if you are interested in developing a planned forest school journey for your pupils. 

We offer a free consultation with educational settings to discuss your ideas and aims of what you would like to achieve from introducing Forest school into your setting.

 

  • Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.
     

  • Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.”
    http://www.forestschoolassociation.org/what-is-forest-school/, 2012
     

  • Forest school can be used to enhance all areas of learning from EYFS through to young adults. We can help address current trends for example address obesity or help girls engage in physical activity, or help raise self esteem and language acquisition through play in the outdoors. 
     

  • We can also link Forest School to your current topics or school projects.
     

  • We can also offer training and advice in enhancing and using the outdoors as an outdoor classroom.

Don't take just our word for it, take a look what other Early years settings and Primary schools that we have worked with are saying about us...

"Thank you Vicki for giving us such a  a fantastic start to Forest School at Fallodon Playgroup.  We have really appreciated your support to get our grounds prepared for the sessions and it has been wonderful to have you leading the sessions for us with such great energy and enthusiasm.  For many of the children (and staff) Fridays are now their favourite days at Playgroup, they look forward to playing the games, joining in with the activities and most importantly finding out what snack will be cooked on the fire each week!  We can now see ourselves offering Forest School for many years to come at Fallodon as I look forward to completing my own Forest School Leader Training, and its all thanks to you giving us such a positive Forest School experience over the past few months."

Wendy young, Manager, Fallodon Playgroup

Woodland parties

Book a Hideaway Forest School party and explore nature, get muddy and have fun! Parties can be based around a theme or the children can make nature art, have a go using woodwork tools, build dens, hunt for hidden treasure and toast marshmallows on the fire.

Other services

Regular Pre-school Explorer Sessions

Children age 1 - 5 

Stay and play in our popular explorer sessions on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 10 - 11.30am.

Staff training & Site development support

We offer training and guidance to settings to develop their outside classrooms and educational practice. 

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