- 1 What should I make at Forest School?
- 2 What activities do forest schools do?
- 3 What are the main features of Forest School?
- 4 What are forest activities?
- 5 Do Forest schools have a curriculum?
- 6 How does Forest School build resilience?
- 7 How do you qualify for Forest School?
- 8 Who invented Forest School?
- 9 What are the benefits of forest schools?
- 10 What are the 6 principles of forest schools?
- 11 What are elements of a forest school?
- 12 What is a Forest School approach?
- 13 What can you hear in a forest?
- 14 What animals do you find in a forest?
- 15 What can you smell in a forest?
What should I make at Forest School?
We asked Rebecca to suggest 11 Forest School activities that you can do with your own child, with next to no expense or equipment required.
- Build a bug hotel.
- The Duplication Game.
- Create a cairn.
- Potato peeler whittling.
- Flower crowns.
- Clay play.
- Build a den.
- Woodland dragons.
What activities do forest schools do?
Because forest school learning is child-directed, the scope of the activities that can take place is enormous. Typical activities include: Sensory walks. Foraging.
What are the main features of Forest School?
Forest school can help children to develop:
- social skills.
- communication skills.
- self-esteem and confidence.
- physical skills including the development of both gross and fine motor skills.
What are forest activities?
There are lots of interesting things to do in the forest, whoever you are: hiking, photography, collecting cones, listening to birds, climbing trees, and camping.
Do Forest schools have a curriculum?
Forest Schools Curriculum and Philosophy Forest school curriculum is child-directed and play-based. The forest school allows learners the time and space to develop their interests, skills, and understanding through practical, hands-on experiences.
How does Forest School build resilience?
Forest schools: how climbing trees and making dens can help children develop resilience. But research suggests that this element of outdoor play has significant benefits for children and can help to develop their emotional resilience.
How do you qualify for Forest School?
You have to be at least 21 years old. You need at least 2 years experience of working with groups in an education setting (children, young people, adults) and in a leadership capacity and/or a recognised qualification to level 2 at least in teaching, Forest School, childcare, play work, youth work or support work.
Who invented Forest School?
Sarah Blackwell is the Founder and CEO of Forest Schools Education, Forest Schools Kindergarten and Archimedes Earth as well as a well-known public speaker in the field of alternative education and outdoor learning.
What are the benefits of forest schools?
Why is it Beneficial for Children to Attend Forest School?
- Develop self-regulation skills.
- Cope with and learn from failure.
- Build resilience (the skill of coping with risk and failure).
- Gain a sense of achievement.
- Increase motivation and concentration.
- Improve problem solving.
What are the 6 principles of forest schools?
Forest School programmes aim to develop, where appropriate, the physical, social, cognitive, linguistic, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of the learner.
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 is a Forest School approach?
Forest school is an approach to learning that takes children into the great outdoors whatever the weather to explore the natural environment. Forest school is a long-term, nature-based outdoor learning program that focuses on holistic development and growth in children.
What can you hear in a forest?
The rainforest is teeming with animals and insects, so you would hear a concert of humming, thrumming, buzzing and chirping. Frogs, cicadas, howler monkeys, and birds make some of the loudest rainforest sounds. Some of these have cries that reach up to 130 decibels, which is louder than a military jet!
What animals do you find in a forest?
Forest animals: 9 animals adapted to forest life
- Life among the trees can be tough. But thanks to some very special adaptations, a wealth of amazing animals thrive in our forests.
- Pine marten.
- Stag beetle.
- Red squirrel.
- Wild boar.
- Purple emperor butterfly.
What can you smell in a forest?
The air in the forest smells good. It may smell like damp moss, rain, wet tree trunks, flowers, and needle-covered path. It may smell like a tree stump that is already creating new life, or even snow, frost, and softwood.