At Mead Vale our forest school sessions are: “Curriculum led not Curriculum driven”
– Henry Gibson
Our forest school sessions offer children the opportunity to succeed and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland environment where ‘the classroom is never the same’.
Children engage in motivating and achievable tasks and activities throughout the year and in almost all weathers. Children will work with tools, play, learn boundaries of behaviour; both physical and social, grow in confidence, self-esteem and motivation whilst developing an understanding of the natural world.
The Forest School concept originates in Denmark, originally aimed at pre-school children, where it was found that children who had attended forest school then arrived at school with strong social and communication skills, having the ability to work in groups effectively, generally had high self-esteem and a confidence in their own abilities. These foundations helped them to raise their academic achievements.
A Forest School encourages children to:
If you would like to know more about our Forest School, please view our handbook.