Forest School Term Programme for primary and secondary schools in Trafford, Manchester and Cheshire.
Our qualified Forest School practitioner is available to come to your school or community group to host a Forest School term programme that establishes a long term relationship between the children and the great outdoors.
The programme allows children to build and develop their confidence, abilities and knowledge.
Typically, our lead adventurers work with a class for 6 weeks and each half term, a different class is taken out into the woodland space to complete a programme of activities. Where woodland isn’t available onsite, we can lead your children to a location close by.
Forest Schools are a learner-led experience, designed around the needs and ability levels of the group. Often themes cover many areas of the National Curriculum Foundation up to KS4, helping children to use phonics, learn about history (Romans and Vikings), biology (plant and animal life), geography (sustainable forest and nature management) and imaginative play (fairies, pirates and bear hunts) – with plenty of opportunities for PSE -without being curriculum led.
Teamwork and individual skills are developed through games and activities such as shelter building, tool skills, lighting fires or environmental art. Each activity develops intra and inter-personal skills as well as practical and intellectual skills.
Tools are used in Forest Schools in a traditional woodland manner and are introduced gradually with a structured safety base that your children become familiar with. The use of tools in the wood promotes trust and self-confidence in those taking part; their use will develop both gross and fine motor skills.
All activities have been fully risk assessed and grown-ups and children will all be given a safety briefing on the day.