What is Forest School?
Forest School is the name for an approach to educate children in the outdoor environment on a regular basis. It best provides freedom to enjoy the natural world within a safe and secure environment. An integral part of the Forest School experience is that children will experience the outdoors in all weathers. The only exception being high winds and extreme weather. We provide waterproof clothing and wellies for all the children who are taking part in the forest school session.
What do we do at Forest School?
At Alumwell Infant School the children are encouraged to participate in a range of activities through which they will strengthen their emotional, social, physical and intellectual development. We start our Forest School session by sitting in our fire circle and discussing the activities, and related safety rules for the day. During our sessions children will have the opportunity to take part in activities that will teach them about caring for, managing and understanding the woodland environment. They will use hand tools such as bow saws, potato peelers and hand drill safety to make name cookies and frames as well as learning about cooking on an open fire.