Forest School gives children freedom to learn using all of their senses and encourages creative and imaginative thinking. This approach to learning builds children's self-esteem and emotional intelligence thought the use of the outdoor woodland environment.
Outdoor education provides powerful learning experiences which help children to develop a sense of place and a relationship with the environment and nature. The environment is a key tool in empowering learners and giving them responsibility.
Children will be involved in risk management and making decisions about their learning. Forest school allows your child to engage in a new skill or activity and gives them responsibility. They will take part in a range of activities such as making camp fires, den making, craft and team games.
Levels of self-esteem are increased by careful and appropriate use of praise and recognition of success. This is possible for all children as tasks are 'small' and 'achievable'. This type of learning involves practical, hands-on experiences, which are of great benefit to kinesthetic learners i.e. children who learn better by doing. It is also great fun for children and teachers!