Positive, challenging and engaging; forest school sessions include activities such as shelter building, tool use, fire lighting, blindfold exploration, species identification and team games. Whilst containing many explicit links to the national curriculum, and teaching participants much about the world around them, the primary focus is on raising self-esteem and understanding, developing group work skills and contributing to physical and mental well-being.
All sessions include achievable challenges, a mix of individual and group activities, and provide the child with something to take home or back to school to stimulate conversation. Whole classes can be catered for but best results and more physically challenging activities are achieved with groups of up to 15. Sessions run for 1.5 hours and cost £150.
“Forest School is my favourite kind of school” (yr 3 pupil, Larkhall Primary School).