"Forest School is an inspirational process that offers children regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands on learning experiences in a woodland setting." - The Forest School Association.
Our esteemed forest school educators will bring their experience and enthusiasm of forest school to the holiday club this Summer whatever the weather!
It will be an opportunity for your child to explore and experience woodland crafts, art, storytelling, outdoor cooking, natural history, role play, games and teamwork activities, and generally gain a closer connection with the natural environment. Predominantly child we find that children's creativity is unleashed as they make use of the natural resources around them to create props for their role play or tools to fulfil a particular function.
At Forest School children often take part in activities which contain an element of risk, such as tree climbing, using tools or fire lighting. All risks are carefully assessed and managed by our experienced staff but children also learn to manage the risks themselves, thus building confidence, self esteem and resilience. Much research has been carried out into the benefits of Forest School, if you would like to learn more, please visit the Forest School Association.
We are very proud to have been awarded "Recognized Forest School Provider Status" at St Mary’s Pre School by the Forest School Association and to be the first Early Years setting in the country to gain this accreditation. Our staff are sought after to work in a range of early years and primary school age settings.
Please complete our application form if you would like to secure a place.
Do contact us on email@example.com with any queries and do let us know if your child has any additional needs.