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Tadley Community Primary School

Tadley Community Primary School

Forest School

Our journey so far…. 

 

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What is a Forest School?

 

The philosophy of a Forest School is to:

 ‘encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences’

 

By participating in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks and activities in a woodland environment.

(Each participant has an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, sound emotional and social skills.)

 
Forest Schools has demonstrated success with children of all ages who visit the same local woodlands on a regular basis and through play, who have the opportunity 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 programmes run throughout the year, for about 36 weeks, going to the woods in all weathers (except for high winds). Children use full sized tools, play, learn boundaries of behaviour; both physical and social, establish and grow in confidence, self-esteem and become self-motivated.
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What we have been up to…

Mrs Frear and Miss Wood have completed the Forest School Leader training.

We have learnt how..

 

 

 

Picture 1 To build a den
Picture 2 Make a swing,.
Picture 3 To use a variety of tools.
Picture 4 To build a fire.

We have learnt how to facilitate safe play in the woodland and enjoyed taking part in a variety of team building activities and challenges.

 

Now our priority is getting the children outside and completing Forest School activities.

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