Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.
Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.
The ethos is shared by thousands of trained practitioners across the UK and beyond. Its roots reach back to early years pioneers in outdoor learning and across the sea to Scandinavia.
Click here for more information directly from the Forest School website.
At The Mill, we have two Forest School trained teachers, Clare Maynard and Sarah Webb. Although they lead the sessions, each class has their teacher or teaching assistant with them when they go to Forest School sessions. Students at The Mill engage in 10 x 2 hour Forest School sessions each year.
Clothing: In order for sessions to be accessible to all children the following items of clothing are recommended:
- Waterproof coat and trousers
- Long sleeved top and a jumper
- Full-length trousers/leggings
- Wellies, or sturdy walking boots
- Sun hat/sun cream where appropriate