Forest School

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

 

‘Forest School is a feeling you can’t put into words.' 

The ethos is shared by thousands of trained teachers across the UK and beyond. Its roots reach back to early years pioneers in outdoor learning and across the sea to Scandinavia.


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
     

This learner-centred approach interweaves with the ever-changing moods and marvels, potential and challenges of the natural world through the seasons to fill every Forest School session and programme with discovery and difference. Yet each programme does also share a common set of principles, aimed at ensuring that all learners experience the cumulative and lasting benefits that quality Forest School offers.

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Pratts Bottom Primary School,

Hookwood Road,

Pratts Bottom,

Orpington,

Kent, 

BR6 7NX

TEL: 01959 532 225

FAX: 01959 532 225

EMAIL: GENERAL.OFFICE@PRATTSBOTTOM.BROMLEY.SCH.UK

South Orpington Learning Alliance Multi-Academy Trust: a company limited by guarantee, Registered in England: Company Number 07943613, Registered Office: Sandy Bury, Orpington, BR6 9SD”. Pratts Bottom Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.