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Forest School

‘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 Association)

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At Wood-Sage Outdoor Education through our Forest School sessions, and small group interventions, we hope to encourage independent, enthusiastic and creative learners who develop holistically through a well-planned and interesting learner-centred approach.

The Forest School Principles and how they link to our setting:

  1. Forest School is a long term process of frequent and regular sessions and aims for learners to visit in blocks of six to eight weeks each season. Planning, adaptation, observations and reviewing are all integral parts of the Forest School process.
  2. It takes place in a woodland or natural wooded environment.
  3. We aim to promote the holistic development in all of those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
  4. We will offer learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and themselves.
  5. It will be managed by a trained Forest School Practitioner.

We will use a range of learner centred processes to create a community for development and learning.

Sessions are typically 2 hours long and they will be led by Simon Moorhouse, who is a qualified teacher, has a current Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) and undergone his Level 3 Forest School Practitioner training. They will take place at Wood-Sage Outdoor Education’s activity centre in Great Harwood, or at your venue if you have a suitable space.

Please see the review from The Alternative School following their Forest School journey with us here.



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