Forest school is an amazing child-centred teaching approach that allows young people to explore the outdoors and learn what the outdoors has to offer us. Forest School improves on holistic growth, mental health, wellbeing, self-esteem, confidence, and the physical health of young children.

Forest School allows adults to plan outdoor activities such as den building, fire making, bug spotting, and various other activities and watch young children participate in these in a child led manner. Children are given the opportunity to access the environment using their own choice as well as having a range of different resources and activities on offer to stimulate and support their leaning in a variety of different ways. Children can join in with making a fire, nature crafts or fact file activities or they can choose to do something off schedule such as search for creepy crawlies, bird watch or explore the mud kitchen. This aspect of freedom and trust encourages young children to explore, take risks and inspires learning and critical thinking in a natural setting.