We are proud to be one of the few Forest Schools in Henley.
The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences. The children find Forest School an enriching experience and fully embrace the outdoor classroom.
The nature of Forest School provides a ‘hands-on’ approach to learning and appeals to all, enabling opportunities for learners with kinaesthetic, visual or auditory preferences to respond with success. Children initiate their own activities therefore directing their own learning. The use of teacher observation is crucial in this process and intervention occurs only to enhance the learning opportunities explored by each child.
Here’s what our children say about Forest School:
“In the woods we hung snowflakes to scare away the goblins for Jack Frost.”
– James, 9
“I like running through the secret gap and then going back in again.”
– Samantha, 5
“I enjoy being a pop star by using sticks and banging them on a big tree.”
– Bill, 6
This week in Forest School:
Last session, we made paint brushes out of natural materials. This week, we made paint out of daffodils, grass, mud and berries. Here are the masterpieces we created: