What is Forest School?
Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem in our children through hands-on experiences in a natural setting.
The process helps and facilitates more than knowledge-gathering, it helps children develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. It creates a safe, non-judgemental nurturing environment for children to try stuff out and take risks. Forest School inspires a deep and meaningful connection to the world and an understanding of how a child fits within it. Our approach to risk means that the children constantly expand on their abilities by solving real-world issues, building self-belief and resilience. We believe that risk is more than just potential for physical harm, but a more holistic thing, there are risks in everything we do, and we grow by overcoming them. Forest School therefore, helps participants to become, healthy, resilient, creative and independent learners.
All our children from Y1 to Y6 get the opportunity to experience Forest School during their time at St Bridget's.