BE FREE FOREST SCHOOL LEADER JUDE VINTON
FOREST SCHOOL OFFERS an exciting opportunity to take learning outdoors in a climate where our education system is mainly classroom-based with a heavy focus on results in the curriculum. An individual can develop key skills that are needed throughout life like communication, resilience and teamwork.
Importantly, Forest School is about engaging a learner in fun activities outdoors. Once engaged, Forest School can provide a platform for learners to understand more about themselves, each other, and the world we live in.
It should be noted that in Forest School sessions there’s more emphasis on developing self-esteem and self-worth, with the aim of developing a child’s emotional intelligence. We believe that every individual can achieve what they want when they are given a safe, nurturing and engaging learning environment
At Be Free Forest School we aim to use the natural environment to engage the children in learning through the forest school ethos. This transformational approach to learning encourages children to:
- become independent
- use their imagination
- take appropriate risks within boundaries
- and initiate learning for themselves.
Forest School takes a holistic approach, welcoming children’s individuality, which develops their skills for lifelong learning. It explores the outdoors and the natural environment with practical and achievable activities. This helps to build upon emotional and spiritual aspects of learning. Through these learning opportunities, catered to children’s interests and needs, their self-esteem and self-confidence can grow and positive relationships with peers can be formed.