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 with trees.

Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor and woodland education."

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Ryehills Forest School

West Haddon - Northampton

Why Choose Forest School?

At Forest School all participants are viewed as:

  • Equal, unique and valuable

  • Competent to explore & discover

  • Entitled to experience appropriate risk and challenge

  • Entitled to choose, and to initiate and drive their own learning and development

  • Entitled to experience regular success

  • Entitled to develop positive relationships with themselves and other people

  • Entitled to develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world

This learner-centred approach interweaves with the ever-changing moods and marvels, potential and challenges of the natural world through the seasons to fill every Forest School session and programme with discovery and difference. Yet each programme does also share a common set of principles, aimed at ensuring that all learners experience the cumulative and lasting benefits that quality Forest School offers.

How To Get Involved?

Ryehills Forest School is currently looking to officially launch sometime in Spring 2021, when our Pre-School children will be offered the opportunity to take part in Forest School. 

At this moment in time plans are currently in place to improve the forest facilities for all children at Ryehills Farm Day Nursery, as well as, establish a qualified team of Forest School Trained Practitioners. We would love to hear from those of you interested in Forest School as we will make sure to keep you up to date with all our progress over the coming months!

Should you be interested in finding out more or wanting to stay right up to date, drop us a quick email via the link below and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!

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