We have a beautiful and bio-diverse woodland - a perfect setting for Forest School with trained and experienced Forest School Leaders. We also offer outreach programmes and Forest School Leader training, all following the learner-led Forest School ethos.
Forest School Programmes at our Centre
Our resident Forest School leaders can run programmes of six or more sessions for groups of 12-15 pupils of any age and ability. Sessions are a minimum of two hours in length and cost around £600 for six sessions for 12 children. Contact our Education Team for further information.
If your school has access to a suitable natural site, we can come to you to run a Forest School programme. Sessions are a minimum of two hours in length and cost around £750 for six sessions for 12 children. For further details, please contact the Outreach Team.
Forest School Training
We offer Forest School Leader (Level 3) and Forest School Assistant (Level 2) training at our Centre following a modular approach (training is spread over a number of months).
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Forest School for Pre-schoolers
Wood Mouse Forest School runs on Fridays during term time for 2-5 year olds accompanied by a parent or grandparent.
What is Forest School?
Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment. Forest School happens over time, developing childrens' motivation, stamina and motor skills. It also supports emotional and social development, and increases confidence. Each child gets the chance to develop their own interests within the Forest School setting.
Typical activities include:
"Our children had a sense of awe and wonder when introduced to new activities. They were inspired. It created a strong sense of peace and calm. The children were learning and utilising new skills all of the time with great success. This was very rewarding for them. They knew that they were creating their own special place and the sense of ownership and belonging were therefore very potent and important."
Mrs Chapman. Head of Twyford St Marys Primary School.