What are the main principles of forest schools?

The six principles of Forest School Planning, adaptation, observations and reviewing are integral elements of Forest School.

What are the 6 core principles of forest school?

Forest School programmes aim to develop, where appropriate, the physical, social, cognitive, linguistic, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of the learner.

What are the aims of forest school?

Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.

What are elements of a forest school?

The six elements of the Forest School approach are the: Setting; Pedagogy; Training; Skills; Outcomes and Long-term nature of the approach. As you can see in the picture to the right, we can see there are five elements which has the sixth, the Long-term nature of the approach, at its centre.

What are the main features of forest school?

‘ Forest school is child-centred with a high adult to child ratio. Observation, rather than direction, is key, and children learn to care for the natural environment through their activities. Currently, forest school is more common in rural areas.

What is the aim of forest school?

Forest school (FS) is an inspiring process, a specialised approach to outdoor learning that aims to develop confidence and self esteem through hands-on learning in woodland environments.

What is a Forest School ethos?

The ethos of Forest Schools is to allow children the time and space to develop skills, interest and understanding through a range of activities which provide practical, hands-on experiences in a natural environment. The Forest School ethos is embedded in our Forest School Policy.

What is the ratio for Forest School?

What is the adult/child ratio? As a minimum the ratio is 1:8. For a class of 30 children there is typically a Teacher, the Forest School Leader, a Teaching Assistant and a Learning Support Assistant.

Why is forest school so important?

Forest School helps children to develop their confidence. As they become familiar with Forest School they can take their new-found confidence into school and into other areas of their lives. Forest School can be particularly effective for children who do not do well in the classroom environment.

Who started forest school?

Sarah Blackwell
Sarah Blackwell founded Forest Schools Education in 2001 after discovering the incredible benefits of a long-term, learner lead education system.

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What are the advantages of forest school?

Forest School can increase a child’s confidence and self-esteem through exploration, problem solving, and being encouraged to learn how to assess and take appropriate risks depending on their environment.