The Forest Schools initiative has gained nationwide recognition as a highly effective way of introducing children to the great outdoors, while at the same time enabling them to develop a wide range of transferable skills. Whatever the weather, our children will be found making dens and shelters, lighting campfires, learning about the natural environment and how to cherish it, practising basic survival skills and bushcraft and benefiting from lots of fresh air.
We believe that the Forest Schools programme provides an excellent vehicle for learning and development. Children have a great affinity with the natural world. It arouses their curiosity and inspires wonder. It is a superb environment in which to assimilate knowledge and develop all manner of skills such as teamwork, good communication, problem solving, self-confidence, risk awareness and a positive mental attitude.
Laura – Forest School teacher
My name is Laura and I’m a mum of 3 beautiful children. I have a BA Honours degree is Early Childhood Education Studies, and a QTLS teaching qualification. I’ve worked in nurseries, schools and as a college and university lecturer.
My passion is learning and experiencing the outdoors, exploring the beauty of nature and building children’s imagination and creativity.