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Forest School

Cs the day at Colliers Green Forest School

Confidence, Collaboration, Creativity, Community, Care, Courage.

How it works

Our Forest Schools run every Friday morning in term time. Every child in the school takes part and receives eight sessions throughout each academic year.

Background

Forest School at Colliers Green started in Spring 2015. Mr & Mrs Cowell (parents at the school) have allowed us to use of a generous area of their woodland which enables us to run weekly sessions come rain or shine...and even snow! This is a much loved addition to our rich curriculum. It is a wonderful chance for the children to build on our core values of aspiration, resilience and community as they care for the world, themselves and each other.

Foxglove (Mrs B) and Bracken (Mrs Moorhouse) have trained, studied and been awarded their Level 3 Forest School qualification which enables us to run an official Forest School. They are passionate about providing the space and opportunities for children to discover more about themselves, their relationships with others and the environment .

What is Forest School?

Forest School is a learner-centred approach which offers ALL the children regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and resilience through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland setting. The children take part in activities such as shelter building, using tools, fire-lighting and lots and lots of creative play.

At Forest School all participants are viewed as:

  • Equal, unique and valuable
  • Competent to explore & discover
  • Entitled to experience appropriate risk and challenge
  • Entitled to choose, and to initiate and drive their own learning and development
  • Entitled to experience regular success
  • Entitled to develop positive relationships with themselves and other people
  • Entitled to develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world.

If you need anymore information, please do come and talk to us.  More details about the history and principles of Forest School  can be found at   www.forestschoolassociation.org