Forest School is an inspirational approach to Outdoor Learning. Originally from Scandinavia, Forest School encourages children to develop emotionally and socially, as well as supporting their academic learning. Sessions take place in an outdoor or forest environment and children learn a variety of woodland skills as well as finding out about the flora and fauna present in the woodland.
At Cecil Road we run Forest School sessions for a range of year groups. In the past our Early Years and Key Stage 1 children have benefited from this and are now planning to move this in to Year 3.
We are working closely with the school community to establish a permanent Forest School sites within the outdoor spaces of the school. This will enable us to offer Forest School to more year groups and make links with other Forest Schools in the area.