Forest School and Bushcraft

Forest School and Bushcraft Centre of Development

We have established a long term programme set in a natural space where we develop pupils’ personal, social and emotional skills through learner led, nature-based learning. 

The children quickly become comfortable with an outdoor approach to their education that carries on from Early Years to Year 4. In Years 5 to 8 pupils continue their Forest School experiences but their outdoor learning then contributes to the West Hill Park Outdoor Award Scheme where the children can progress at their own pace and level to have their whole Forest School experience recognised. Ultimately, Forest School sessions equip pupils with not just the physical skills such as fire lighting, shelter building, tool making and knowledge of nature but also the emotional/social skills and confidence to succeed on a variety of exciting school expeditions.

 

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