What is Forest School?
A Forest School is a long-term outdoor education process that is holistic and learner-led. It allows children to develop themselves through healthy engagement with risk, problem-solving and self-discovery, all within a natural environment in a hands-on and thoughtful manner.
The vision of Forest School is to enable each participant to have the opportunity to develop themselves in an inquisitive manner and have a positive relationship with the natural world. Forest School places an emphasis on self-reflection, which equips learners with emotional and social skills that can stay with them into adulthood and permeate into other areas of their life.
Forest School in Panda Wood (Selhurst)
Panda Wood is a large, designated Forest School space located within the larger outdoor space at Selhurst Nursery School.
Led by a trained Forest School practitioner, sessions are run all year round for our children and families, with bespoke sessions accessible for children with SEN and/or disabilities through the Children's Centre.
Forest School in Cherry Blossom Corner (Crosfield)
Cherry Blossom Corner is a small but perfectly formed Forest School space located within the larger outdoor space at Crosfield Nursery School.
Led by a trained Forest School practitioner, sessions are run during term-time for children at Crosfield.