Forest School is an outdoor experience that offers ALL learners opportunities to explore and discover, through learner led activities. It is overseen by Mrs Miles but the children are the ones creating their own experiences and developing and cementing their knowledge.
This helps them feel that they can achieve, develops confidence and self-esteem through a hands-on individual and group learning experience, developing a positive lifelong impact.
Our learning approach compliments the curriculum and also the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.
Through facilitating experiences, and children’s self discovery, we recognise and develop many opportunities to mentor the holistic growth mindset and provide for children’s social, emotional and physical needs through their time in nature.
In developing the community, we nurture a culture based on collaboration and of embracing challenge so that we can allow, over time, for the blossoming of character, resilience and empathy, and for a greater sense of connection, with nature and for our shared future.
We cannot wait to share these experiences with the children, parents, and our wider Thurston Community.