In July 2014 we finished our first term of Forest School and it was a roaring success!! All children involved developed a wide range of skills and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Forest School is now an integral part of our curriculum our children now blossom within our Forest School environment year on year.
The images below show just a few snippets of the types of things we get up to down in our woodland area.
Please read below some of the wonderful feedback we received from parents whose children accessed Forest School.
Our child has developed so much confidence from Forest School. He has always struggled with balancing and climbing and wouldn’t try these activities. Now because of Forest School we can not believe the change in him! Balancing and climbing on huge rocks!!! Forest school has taught us as a family to spend more time outdoors exploring areas we would have just hurried past while taking the dog for a walk. My son is so lucky to have been able to take part in this project.
There has been a definite improvement in how my child works with others. He talks often about “working together” and “teamwork.” He’s also more adventurous – climbing trees, monkey bars and trying out zip wires, balancing etc. He’s always keen to go to Forest School and I think it’s been massively beneficial to his development. I wish there was a summer holiday Forest School!!
Forest school has been a fabulous opportunity and experience for my child. It has helped develop his confidence and curiosity which in turn has developed that of his younger brother so it’s had a really big, positive impact on both our children. Thank you so much for giving my child the opportunity and for all your very hard work and commitment to both the initiative and our son!
I think that this has been an excellent experience for my child and I’m pleased that she’s had the opportunity. She has gained a completely new experience of playing outside. Thank you to all the staff involved for offering this at Beechdale.
It has been an amazing experience for my child and he has enjoyed every Wednesday. Thank you for the privilege of him being part of Forest School!
My child absolutely loves Forest School. He talks in depth about what he has done all week. His favourite weekend outing now if to go to Chopwell woods to explore.
I think the Forest School is a fantastic project, especially for the boys. From my experience my eldest child would really benefit from this type of schooling. He has little interest in sitting at a desk, he would rather be up and about, active and especially outdoors. It is a shame it wasn’t available when he was at Nursery, I think it would be a great benefit to Primary schools.
Forest School is a fantastic project. My child has grown in confidence and enjoys being outdoors as much as possible. Forest School has encouraged her love of nature and wildlife. Thank you so much!
Fabulous opportunity! The outdoors is an exceptional classroom making learning come to life, enhancing all core areas of development. I’m so pleased that my child has been involved with this project and hope that it can continue for all.
Forest School has given my child a lot of outdoor confidence. She now has no problem picking up all sorts of bugs and wood to keep her busy.
I think that this initiative has improved my child on so many levels – his social skills, his speech, his imagination…. I think every child should have the privilege of taking part in Forest School. It has been a fantastic part of my child’s education and I thank you very much for letting him take part in it.
My child seems to thoroughly enjoy Forest School and I think it has been a beneficial and worthwhile project. He’s now more confident with other people and not so scared – he is more curious of creepy crawlies. Well done and thanks for making him part of the team.
Thank you to everyone involved with Forest School, especially all the work by Miss Edwards. I have found that it has been very rewarding for my child and something he can look back on in the future.