What is a Forest School?

Forest school is an outdoor education delivery model in which children visit natural spaces to learn personal, social and technical skills. It has been defined as “an inspirational process that offers children regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment”. It supports and encourages how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others.

I Learn has been a Forest School since our staff qualified in 2018. We had several staff members attended a ‘Forest Schools’ course and qualified as Forest School Leaders. This has meant we can offer and incorporate Forest School sessions and activities every week at I Learn for the children to benefit from.

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