Welcome to our Forest Schools page.
The Richard Heathcote CP School aims to use the natural outdoor woodland area to offer the children an insight into the Forest School ethos.
This approach to outdoor learning encourages children to become independent, use their imagination, take appropriate risks within boundaries and initiate learning for themselves.
Forest School is a holistic approach to learning, incorporating children's individuality and develops their skills for lifelong learning. It can cover all six areas of learning, including the emotional and spiritual aspects of learning where self-esteem and self-confidence can grow and positive relationships with peers can be formed.
Forest School explores the outdoors and the natural environment with practical, useful activities all year round. It develops peer learning with the adults providing support and enabling activities to take place. The child's interest will be at the heart of any activity. The Richard Heathcote CP School has many additional policies which will be adhered to alongside this policy during Forest School sessions within our woodland.
We have now got our very own Outdoor Classroom! This is used if the weather is bad to allow us to still do Forest Schools activities! Doesn't it look posh?!
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