"We didn't realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun!" - Winnie the Pooh
Forest Schools is an inspiring process that offers all children equal opportunities to achieve and develop. In Forest Schools we aim to help the child develop as a whole; developing their social intelligence, their ability to regulate and take risks and build their self-esteem whilst giving them the sense of being a community. Children will take part in outdoor activities, learning about their environment whilst following the Forest Schools Ethos. This is how Forest School Sessions will work:
Children will need to wear long clothing for Forest School sessions, children sometimes forget or do not have appropriate clothing, donations of old clothes will be greatly appreciated.
In some sessions we will be cooking on the campfire, we will need cooking equipment such as pots, pans, knives and spoons.
Children will also need Wellies, hats, scarfs, gloves, sun hats and sun glasses, donations of these items will also be helpful.
In order for our sessions to run effectively we will need parent helpers to come in and take part in the sessions. If you are interested, please contact Mrs Roberts or Miss Housley.
Most importantly we ask you to support your child in their Forest Schools Journey! We understand that they may sometimes come home covered in mud, smelling of smoke or they may have the occasional nettle sting! We ask that you help us on our journey and help to understand that your child is having important experiences and making memories which will last forever. Your child will often bring home ‘memories’ these may just look like sticks and leaves but to your child they are precious memories. Please share these with your child. If you have any worries or concerns, please speak to Miss Housley. We look forward to going on this journey together!