Statement of Intent

Forest School Statement of Intent


We will instil a love of the great outdoors.  Forest School is a free and stimulating learning experience. It aids young children of all abilities in finding a love and appreciation for the natural world around them. It enables them to learn respect and care for their own local environment. Through hands on exploratory play we focus on providing a well-rounded outdoor learning experience, building independence, increasing social skills, fostering emotional regulation, freedom to experiment and push boundaries, and implementing problem solving skills in a variety of situations. The children will abide by rules and set standards of behaviour, to work cooperatively in groups and to respect each other. It will develop children’s self-esteem and self-confidence through the setting of small achievable tasks.  It allows all children to test themselves; build self-esteem and pride; develop new skills and learn the art of reflection.