Forest School is a unique outdoor education programme run by trained leaders. It gives children and young people the chance to explore, learn and discover at their own pace, developing their confidence and self esteem in a safe and supportive space.
What happens at Forest School
Typically, small groups of pupils (usually a maximum of 15) take part in a programme of six or more weekly sessions lasting 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
All sessions are designed and led by trained Forest School Leaders. However, Forest School strongly encourages child–led learning, so as the weeks progress, pupils are given more freedom and responsibility to explore their interests and initiate and direct their own learning.
Forest School uses natural resources to stimulate imagination, creativity and investigation. Activities can include:
Sessions happen entirely outdoors, whatever the weather. This enables participants to connect with nature, experience the seasons and see how the Forest School site changes over time.
Forest School takes place at the same location each week. We run Forest School sessions in school grounds, local green spaces and at our nature reserves in Leicester city and across Leicestershire and Rutland.
The benefits of Forest School
Forest School is suited to all ages and abilities. The aim of Forest School is to develop the person as a whole. Forest School can:
Forest School sessions cost £125 for a half day, £175 for a full day.
How to book
For more information contact the Education Officer on 0116 248 7356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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