Based on a Scandinavian idea of embracing the outdoors as a learning environment, Forest School involves children working with a qualified Forest School Leader on a regular basis (ideally once a week) in a local woodland setting.
Children follow their usual curriculum, but in an outdoor context, using learning and teaching strategies which raise self-esteem and develop confidence, independence, language and communication skills.
The Forest School Leader plans to carry themes looked at in the classroom into the woodland. They also plan for individual learning styles and interests. The Forest School sessions are part of the children's learning experiences, part of their school week.