Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.
At Heaton Park it is used to help and facilitate more than knowledge-gathering, we find it helps learners develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. We ensure we develop a safe, non-judgemental nurturing environment for learners to experiment and take risks.
Forest School inspires a deep and meaningful connection to the world and an understanding of how a learner fits within it. Our approach to risk means that learners constantly expand on their abilities by solving real-world issues, building self-belief and resilience.
We believe that risk is more than just potential for physical harm, but a more holistic thing, there are risks in everything we do, and we grow by overcoming them. Forest School therefore, helps our pupils to become, healthy, resilient, creative and independent learners.
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