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Forest school is a Scandinavian approach to learning and was introduced into the UK in the 1990’s.  Its philosophy is to provide a hands-on experiential learning experience to develop and build on a child’s confidence and self-esteem using the natural environment.  Using the outdoor setting at Rose Hill Primary children can build resilience, take supported risk, be creative, learn about their natural surroundings, work independently as well as being part of a team, share their experiences and learn from one another.  Each child will get the opportunity to participate in Forest School every term and will belong to one of four groups: Badger, Fox, Hedgehog or Squirrel.

Typical activities undertaken during a Forest School session include:

  • Outdoor team games 
  • Tool use
  • Environmental art
  • Knot tying
  • Crafts
  • Fire craft
  • Mini beast, bird, tree and mammal identification
  • Shelter and den building
  • Habitat creation
  • Exploring and digging

For more information on Forest school please The Forest School Association

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