Forest School Ethos
At Boxgrove Primary School we provide the children with the opportunity to regularly participate in a Forest School program, alongside our fully qualified and skilled Forest School Leaders. Mrs Bodian and Miss Chambers. Please see below for an example of some of the activities the children experience during their Forest School sessions.
The Forest School program promotes holistic learning experiences that contribute significantly to the development of the whole child. This is done by providing a creative, stimulating and child centered natural environment which allows the children time to experiment with real life first hand experiences that develop independent thinking and social interactions.
What is a Forest School?
Originally a Scandinavian idea, Forest Schools operate on the principle that, children of all ages can benefit greatly from the hands on learning opportunities, inherently present in a woodland environment. In an age when many children have few opportunities to be outdoors, it offers them a way to learn and experience a broad curriculum in a woodland setting, with regular visits throughout the year.