Conor from Y3 wrote this about Forest School’s “Do you like activities? If you do then come on down to the Forest School at The Bromley Pensnett Primary School. Here you will have a fantastic opportunity to climb up tall trees. You can enjoy the very warm delicious hot chocolate and biscuits. You do not want to miss the exciting activities at Forest School.”
Why choose to develop a Forest School?
Forest School England defines the Forest School approach as: ‘….an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults, regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland environment.’
How will our children benefit from the Forest School development?
self awareness; • self regulation; • motivation; • empathy; • good social communication skills; • independence; and • a positive mental attitude, self esteem and confidence.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidance states that: “Play underpins the delivery of the EYFS. Children must have opportunities to play indoors and outdoors”