Sunday 4 June 2017

Forest Schools @ Mead

Our Broadford pupils enjoyed another weekly Forest Schools session within the grounds of Mead Primary last week.

What is the Forest Schools' Approach?
The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences.

We believe that by participating in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks and activities in a woodland environment each of our pupils has an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, sound emotional and social skills. These, through self awareness can be developed to reach personal potential.
J Stanley - AHT KS1 & EYFS

Forest Schools has demonstrated success with children of all ages who visit the same local woodlands on a regular basis and through play, who have the opportunity to learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others. 

What do they get better at?
Children use full sized tools, play, learn boundaries of behaviour; both physical and social, establish and grow in confidence, self-esteem and become self-motivated and develop key skills:
  • Self Awareness
  • Self Regulation
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Empathy
  • Good social communication skills
  • Independence
  • A positive mental attitude, self-esteem and confidence

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