St Edmund's

Forest School

Forest School

Forest School – which originated in Scandinavia and is increasingly popular in the UK – sees children of all ages learn outdoors through practical activities.

Those taking part become more aware of the natural environment and what we can do to protect it, learn to work well together, are happy to try new things and work independently, learn to communicate and listen well, and are better motivated and able to concentrate. At St Edmund’s, we have embraced the approach as complementary to our own, and work with children to undertake small and achievable tasks in the ever-changing natural environment.

We have our own Pre-Prep Forest School site which contains a mud kitchen, den, balancing course and fire pit. We also have access not only to the Junior School site which benefits from a parachute canopy, a pond with an island accessed by a bridge and a wild flower meadow but also the Senior School site which has a giant teepee. All the facilities provide a rich environment for outdoor learning and a lot of fun.



Reception Class (Honey Bee) children enjoy Forest School sessions in the school’s extensive grounds, run by an advanced Forest School leader along with supporting staff.  In the Ladybird, Cricket and Dragonfly classes, children continue with outdoor learning sessions based on the same principles, led by the class teacher.

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