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St George's Church of England

Primary School

Aspirational opportunities for all, through the breath of God

Forest School

Picture the scene, beautiful woodlands, crisp fresh air, a cosy camp fire, hot chocolate, toasted apples, the birdie song chirping away as children playing freely amongst the trees, climbing, digging, den building and all the while nature, in abundance, embraces their hearts….. you have just imagined Forest school, or, as I like to call it ‘the best (outdoor) classroom in the world’. 

 

Forest school is an outdoor nature-based learning experience that focuses on the holistic development of the child.  It’s so much more than children just ‘mucking about’ in the mud!

 

Since the 1950’s , across Scandinavia and Europe, children have been partaking in outside, natural learning.  The philosophies of these ‘Nature Nurseries’ is child-led learning and as a result, children have shown higher self-esteem, more confidence and become astute independent learners.
 

Forest school is this adopted concept of outside learning that enriches our children’s education in so many ways and is a great support of mental health.  

 

Our aim at St George's Forest School is to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.

                                   This is our forest school motto.                                                      

The beauty of forest school is that children realise that a 'can't' is really a 'cant do yet' & that when you try, in the end, you can.

By not sending the crowds away Jesus demonstrated his CARE for all. Matthew 14:16

We welcome all into our school and care for them in a holistic and nurturing way.

A Snapshot of Our Forest School Experiences!

Building the Hobbit House

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