At St. Mary's, every class participates in Forest School activities. We encourage learning outside the classroom as much as possible.
Forest School Vision:
We believe passionately that Forest School benefits all children, enabling them to problem solve, work collaboratively together, to foster life skills and build resilience whilst connecting with nature.
All children have the opportunity to develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in our woodland Forest School area.
Characteristics of a Forest School:
*Regular contact with a wooded area
*Qualified leaders help children to be confident to achieve
*Child led learning focusing on play
*Creativity, safe risk taking, skills development and choice
*Reflection on being in a natural setting, relating to and caring for the natural world
*Continual detailed observation and evaluation
*Holistic development and emotional intelligence.