Although not something that we can facilitate in our own environment, we are still able to offer our Early Years and Yr 1 children Forest School learning experiences. This has been achieved by establishing a strong link and working relationship with Lord Deramore's Primary School, Heslington. Lord Deramore's are currently pursuing the status of 'Forest School Centre for Excellence' and therefore provide our children & staff with a high quality forest school environment and with it great expertise.
Our current arrangement is that our Reception children will spend 20 1/2 days throughout the year in the forest and our Year One children 10 1/2 days.
Through a forest schools approach to learning we are able to further develop and promote:
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Communication and social skills
- Physical skills
- Greater understanding, awareness and appreciation of the natural environment
- Natural motivation and a positive attitude to learning
- Healthier lifestyles