Forest Schools is an outdoor education program that aims to connect children with nature and promote their physical, emotional, and social development. We offer Forest Schools to all children from Reception through to Year 8.
In Forest Schools, children spend regular, extended periods of time in natural environments, such as woodlands, parks, or gardens. They learn through play and exploration, using natural materials and resources to build, create, and solve problems.
Forest Schools focus on sensory exploration and developing a sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world. Children may learn about different plants and animals, observe seasonal changes, and engage in activities such as bug hunting, mud kitchen play, and den building. They also learn about safety in the outdoors and basic survival skills, such as making a shelter or starting a fire.
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“Beech Hall is a fantastic school. The focus here is the child’s progress not just academic.”
Beech Hall School Parent – Summer ’23