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Forest School

Forest School is an opportunity for the children at High Hurstwood to have new, creative experiences in the outdoor environment in a safe way.  We are delighted to have started Forest School in September 2022 with our experienced Forest School Teacher, Mrs Wood. She comes in every Monday and works with two year groups for a 6 week block at a time.

Children have opportunities to learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others.Forest School supports a variety of flora and fauna; the children are learning to value and appreciate its beauty.

We aim to foster a love and respect for the natural world through stimulating natural learning experiences, inspiring children to value biodiversity and develop a strong understanding of how to promote environmental sustainability. The children will immerse themselves in nature and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the flora, fauna and living things that surrounds them in their local environment.
 

The Forest School spaces will be utilised all year round, with lessons adapted to compliment the ever-changing conditions, resources and challenges of the natural world through the seasons. We have a mud kitchen, bug hotel, willow classroom, fire pit, pond and den building areas. 

Forest School learning experiences create endless opportunities for cross-curricular links including; Science, Mathematics, English, Geography and Art.

If you want to learn more about the principles behind Forest School, please watch this short video:

 

 

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