Forest Schools

Nursery & Primary Aged Forest School

 

Wild Foresters help younger children to understand and participate in active adventures in the Forest.  With the Early year’s curriculum underpinning every session, we aim to have fun whilst learning about the environment!

 

Once interest has been expressed, we will come into school at a time to suit you and discuss ideas for a variety of Forest school sessions.

We can plan weekly one hour sessions that can be booked in blocks of 6 weeks.  Each session is risk assessed and run by a qualified teacher.

We also offer after school clubs, a series of sessions or one -off half or full day events and staff training.

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Children will have the opportunity to discover nature first hand and will be encouraged to make a range of products to take home.

In Forest school sessions we will build up the confidence of children, by designing manageable and fun activities.  This will often lead to the manufacture of wooden products; such as wooden leaf mobiles, whistles and jewellery.

Once the confidence has been achieved, we look at introducing fire lighting and how fire can be used to cook a variety of foods.

If you would like more details of how we can tailor make a plan for your school, please contact us via our booking form.

One hour school sessions – From £5.95 per child (Minimum of 14)

Cost – Half day: £160

 Full day: £220

One off session: Priced on individual basis (Please contact us)

After School club:  Priced on individual basis (Please contact us)

 

Middle & Secondary  Forest School

 

With a real emphasis on outdoor learning, Ofsted has recognised that Forest school sessions are especially effective with pupil focus groups. Therefore sessions can be run as part of an enrichment week or out reach programme for the Gifted and Talented, SEN, EAL and Pupil premium students.

 

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South west forest school – Forest school

We work with small groups of students to help improve their self confidence and ability to learn the National Curriculum subjects through practical activities.  Almost every subject at Secondary level can be taught through the outdoors:

 

Art – Being inspired by the calm of the woodland, enriched with colors and patterns.

 

Design & Technology – Creating and making wooden puppets, whistles, flower presses and cooking their own recipes on an open fire!

 

Sciences – Natural world, setting up a conservation project or learning about the Eco-system in a forest.

 

Maths – Percentages and fractions discussed whilst making, endless counting and arithmetic.

 

English – Listening to poetry and stories in the Forest school.  Reading GCSE text in a calm setting.  Students writing their own inspired poetry whilst sitting in a den.

 

Geography – Looking at the location of the Forest school, along with taking technical samples over the seasons.

 

Music & Performing Arts – Making musical instruments and singing in the Forest school.

 

PE – Physical outdoor activity, helps to focus the mind and to keep healthy.

 

Business studies – Working in teams to develop imaginary companies, draw up business plans.

 

Students could also start projects with Wild Foresters and finish them back at school.

We are also available to come into your school  – this can be particularly beneficial for a short 1 or 2 hour slot.

If you would like to get in touch, please use our booking form.

 

One hour school sessions – From £5.95 per child (Minimum of 14)

Cost – Half day: £160

 Full day: £220

One off session: Priced on individual basis (Please contact us)

After School club:  Priced on individual basis (Please contact us)