Our 2nd class recently had an exciting day in the forest, and what made it extra special was that our parents joined us! Together, we learned about the six fundamental principles of Forest School, which lie at the heart of our nature-based education. Let’s take a closer look at each of these principles:
- Regular Sessions: Forest School involves frequent, consistent sessions outdoors. This regularity allows students to connect deeply with nature, fostering a stronger appreciation for the natural world.
- Woodland Setting: Nature is our classroom. Being in a woodland environment provides countless opportunities for exploration, learning, and connecting with the elements.
- Creating Community: Forest School encourages the development of a close-knit community. Students and parents bond as they embark on shared adventures and engage with the environment.
- Holistic Development: At Forest School, we focus on the holistic development of each individual. This means nurturing not just academic skills but also emotional, social, and physical well-being.
- Opportunities to Take Appropriate Risks: We believe in allowing children to take calculated risks in a safe environment. This helps them build resilience, problem-solving skills, and self-confidence.
- Qualified Practitioners: Our Forest School sessions are led by qualified educators who understand the unique needs of students in an outdoor setting. They ensure that safety and learning go hand in hand.
Forest School is not just about the students; it’s about the entire community coming together to celebrate the wonders of nature. We look forward to more such adventures and moments of learning with our amazing parents in the future. Thank you for being a part of our journey!