Robin Wood - Our Forest School
‘The best classroom and the richest cupboard are roofed only by the sky’ Margaret Mcmillan
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 with trees. (Forest School Association)
At our forest school we are passionate about getting children outside, using natural materials to learn through play while respecting nature and the environment. Children are given the opportunity to develop and experience real life skills by using real tools, lighting fires and taking risks in a safe environment.
'Robin Wood' has been established in the north east area of our School Field off Coucy Close, with easy access from the school building. Our sessions are run by fully trained experienced school staff.
All photo credits on this page go to Sonya Duncan from the East Anglian Daily Times
The Benefits of 'Robin Wood' - Our Forest School:
Through child initiated learning and play your child will develop skills such as
- Self confidence
- Social skills
- Self esteem
- Gross/fine motor skills
- Problem solving
- Risk taking
- Caring for the environment
Forest School sessions are planned to meet children's individual needs and interests to help enhance their learning. Children will develop holistically through achievable activities.
Activities your child may take part in:
- Den/Shelter building
- Woodland walks and nature trails
- Minibeast hunts
- Nature and wildlife investigations
- Problem solving activities
- Trust games
- Physical challenges
- Scavenger hunts
- Nature art and craft activities
- Using real tools
‘There is no bad weather, only bad clothes’
Having fun, getting muddy and experiencing the outdoor environment is all part of the Forest School adventure. It will take place in all weathers except in unsafe conditions (e.g. high winds). So it is important the children bring in clothes to keep themselves warm and dry.
‘At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling’ -Shanti