Forest School is an ethos - a way of working in the outdoors which usually takes place in forest or woodland setting. It is a whole-person approach to learning and development in nature. The Forest School Association has a set of principles that we work with and challenge ourselves to grow better all the time:
Coming to Forest School on a regular basis has positive impacts on social, emotional and physical wellbeing for all age groups - and especially for young teenagers. There is growing evidence that it builds personal resilience and creates space for young people to have a break from the stresses that may surround them in school - whilst their learning continues.
School 'Days in the Woods'
If your school is already running Forest School, or would like to have a woodland experience, it may be time for a day deep in the forest. We design this together before you come, and it could include:
What makes us different at Neroche Woodlanders is the ‘whole forest-whole person’ approach, whereby we nurture an under-managed area of woodland which in turn creates the spaces to nurture children, young people and adults. We also run regular volunteer events to manage the woods and have a group of committed volunteers who help run Forest School sessions - all are DBS checked.
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Costs depend on numbers, activities and staffing. We will do our best to make it affordable for your school or group.
For information about availability and costs for bringing regular school groups, please contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org.