Forest School at Moor Park
Forest School is an approach to education that embraces the outdoors as a learning environment. Children follow their usual curriculum but in an outdoor context, using learning and teaching strategies which raise self-esteem, develop confidence, independence and language and communication skills. At Forest School children learn to assess and manage risks and develop lifelong learning skills as well as having lots of fun. Forest School has physical, social and health benefits; helping young people to enjoy physical activity outdoors and respect the natural environment.
Children will be introduced to weekly Forest School sessions in Reception and continue during Year One and Year Two. Forest school originated in Sweden and Denmark and has been developed in Shropshire over the last five years as we have observed the impact it has had in other countries. Forest School takes place in all weathers and seasons and the children will be provided with a waterproof suit. We have a designated Forest area within the school grounds and it is lead by a trained Forest School Level 3 Leader.