At Watchlytes all children take part in Forest School sessions every year, skillfully led by Woodpecker (Jo Williams) and Hedgehog (Sophie Howard).
The Forest School ethos supports children to develop self-esteem, independence and confidence through outdoor child-led play in nature. Forest School takes a holistic approach to learning and development and offers a mixture of learning the skills of problem solving and creativity, as well as some more specific bush craft style skills (e.g. knot tying, tree climbing, fire lighting and tool use).
At Forest School we foster a deep connection and love of nature through play. The children are given time and space to explore and discover things for themselves, alongside our trained Forest School leaders who are always close by, to guide and reassure. Our Forest School sessions are child-led and designed to meet the needs of individuals to ensure that children grow in self-confidence, as well as developing their physical, emotional, cognitive and social skills.
Forest School Timetable 2022/2023