Schools

What we can offer (Schools,Clubs)

The young people learn to use natural materials and develop practical and intellectual skills, which can all be linked with the National Curriculum.

The Forest School model is suited to children of all ages and has been found to be particularly suited to children who struggle to achieve in the more formal classroom setting,

The courses are very relaxed, yet formal and professional, we always make sure that plenty of time is allocated for hands on experimentation and practice of newly acquired skills.

We expect 100% participation during all our courses from all our students and they will also be required at times to participate in routine tasks around the camp such as firewood collection and general camp tasks.

At Play in the woods can help develop and teach a range of subjects that we can taller to your needs, from:

  1. Biology and Sciences, looking at plant life and by experimenting.
  2. Maths, Counting and Measuring.
  3. Citizenship, Learning about the “birds and the bees”
  4. Design and Technology, Making bird houses and designing flower gardens.
  5. P.E, running about playing games.
  6. Art, Natural art is a great way to start enjoying things outdoors.
  7. English, Work books, names and stories.

A non-classroom environment gives children increased stimulation and encourages a greater learning potential. The combination of freedom and responsibility is particularly beneficial to those with little confidence or challenging behaviour.

Introduction to forest school.

This is a full day forest school taster session suitable for children and young people of any age.

A scheme of work in the woods.

This is a 6 day, general,  forest school program. Suitable for children and young people of any age.

Forest school lessons.

These ongoing, general sessions are offered with the frequency that best suits your organization and can be structured over a half term, a term or a longer period. Suitable for children and young people of any age.

To practice any of the Leave No Trace ethics is very simple: Make it hard for others to see or hear you and LEAVE NO TRACE! of your visit.

We can develop:n

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Regulation
  • Boost motivation
  • Empathy
  • Good social communication skills
  • Independence
  • A positive mental attitude, self-esteem and confidence

Wonderful learning resource

Students get involved in all sorts of activities – mallet-making, coppicing, small-bore timber, making temporary shelters, building campfires and cooking on campfires. Forest Schools are recognised education project of the UK Permaculture Association and has been generously supported.

Natural environments support a wide range of children’s play.