Atkinson Road Forest school 6

Forest School

We believe all children have the right to outdoor education. This is both self-exploratory and organised learning, within and outside of school, regardless of ability, age, disability or finance.

Our Forest School creates an immersive, fun and educational environment where children learn to love and respect the natural world while acquiring life skills.

What happens at Forest School?

The outdoor learning activities have been developed by trained Forest School teachers and early years educators.

Activities are designed to be suitable to children at different Key Stages and to focus on different curricular topics. They range from our youngest children being introduced to environments such as our school field and nature park, to a variety of outdoor classroom activities including:

  • Woodland minibeast hunt
  • Building a bug hotel
  • Potato peeler whittling
  • Flower crowns
  • Building dens
  • Woodland dragons
  • Building a campfire

All the Forest School activities are fully risk-assessed to ensure children are safe at all times. Each week, for example, the children practise entering the fire circle and discuss safety issues around fires, so they know how to keep safe during our campfire.