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Keep safe

Forest School helps to increase our pupil’s confidence, problem-solving and self-esteem through exploration, team building and encourages them to learn how to access and nurture the environment. At Teynham we have been running a Forest School for the past 7 years. All year groups from Year 1 to Year 6 have the opportunity to take part in a six week programme every academic year.

Forest School Principles

  1. Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and themselves.
  2. Forest School aims to promote the  holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners
  3. Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural wooded environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world
  4. Forest School is a long term process with frequent and regular sessions in a local natural space, not a one-off visit. Planning, adaption, observations and reviewing are integral elements.
  5. Forest School is run by qualified Forest School Practitioners who continuously develop their professional practice.
  6. Forest School uses a range of learner centred processes to create a community for development and learning.