“Forest School is an inspirational process that offers children and young people opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self esteem, through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland environment.” National definition.
At St Matthew's Bloxam School we have 1 fully qualified Forest School Teacher. All year groups have the opportunity to access the Forest School curriculum at some point during the year.
Possible activities may include:
Hunting for minibeasts and/pond dipping
Natural crafts – making necklaces from elder crown or dreamcatchers from willow, collages from natural material, weaving with long grasses
Shelter building and knot tying
Using tools for a purpose – such as peeling bark from sticks to make toasting forks
Fire building and cooking on a camp fire
After a Forest School session, please do expect your child to come home muddy, dirty, smelly but beaming!
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