"Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.
Forest School has a developmental ethos shared by thousands of trained practitioners around the world, who are constantly developing their learning styles and skills to support new and imaginative learners. Its roots reach back to the open-air culture, friluftsliv, or free air life, seen as a way of life in Scandinavia where Forest School began. It arrived in the UK in 1993 and has grown from strength to strength since then."
At Northill CE Academy every pupil engages in Forest School as part of their core learning. Pupils split into their individual year groups and have one morning or afternoon session per week, all year, where they are in Forest School.
Our Forest School Leader, Mrs Powell, works hard to incorporate the objectives of the National Curriculum into our Forest School environment. An overview for each term will be added as we move through the school year.