Forest School and Outdoor Learning

Forest school Year 4

At Ysgol Acrefair we enjoy excellent Forest School provision which has been developed by our Higher Level Teaching Assistant Mrs Wooding.

Mrs Wooding works collaboratively with the teaching staff to plan and deliver regular ‘Forest School’ sessions with children from Nursery right the way up to Year 6.

What is Forest School? 

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.

Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

At Forest School all participants are viewed as:

  • equal, unique and valuable
  • competent to explore & discover
  • entitled to experience appropriate risk and challenge
  • entitled to choose, and to initiate and drive their own learning and development
  • entitled to experience regular success
  • entitled to develop positive relationships with themselves and other people
  • entitled to develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world