What is Forest School?
Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self- esteem, through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland or natural environment with trees. Forest School is a specialised approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland learning.
Where does Forest School take place?
Forest school sessions takes place in the wooded area on the playground. We also use the pond and allotment area. These areas provide open spaces where the children can explore and connect with a natural environment.
Who leads the sessions?
At Rose Hill, Forest School sessions are run by Mrs Dennis and Mrs Bonsall who are currently completing their Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification.
What happens in each session?
Sessions are currently running weekly and offer pupils across the school an opportunity to participate in exciting and engaging activities.
- Campfires and safe use of fire
- Use of tools
- Craft activities
- Time to engage with the woodland through observations and use of senses
- Tree, plant and animal identification
- Den building
- Mud Kitchen
- Scavenger hunts
- Bug and leaf hunting
If you would like to learn more about the Forest School ethos and principles please click here.
Information for parents
If your child is invited to take part in Forest School sessions they will be issued with a letter asking for parental permission.
If you would like more information about Forest School at Rose Hill, please speak to either Mrs Dennis or Mrs Bonsall. Alternatively, please click here to read our parent information leaflet.