Handcross Primary School

Safe, Happy and Aiming High

Headteacher: Mrs Gillian Pedersen




Forest School

Forest School places an emphasis on outdoor, child-led learning enabling children to expand their knowledge of themselves, others and the environment by taking part in hands-on activities in a safe, natural setting. We are fortunate to have Nymans Woods (owned by The National Trust) a short walk away from school. 

Activities vary from group to group and season to season, but sessions might include:

Den building
Learning how to build and light campfires
Campfire cooking e.g: flat breads, roasting chestnuts, making hot chocolate, campfire pizzas
Woodland inspired art, craft and woodwork projects
Team building games
Exploring and playing in the woods
Developing interests, understanding and respect for the living things around the wood
Making new friends and working with children from another year group
Learning to use tools and equipment
Promoting and developing confidence, self esteem & independence

 

Some recent Forest Schoolers would like to share their experiences:

 

 

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