Benefits of Forest School
The aim of Forest School is to encourage and inspire children. It focuses on individuals using their initiative and incorporates sections from the wider curriculum subjects through outdoor play and learning in a woodland or open air environment.
Children use full sized tools, play, learn rules of social and physical behaviour; they grow in confidence, self-esteem and become self-motivated.
Forest School provides a learning environment that considers child development on an holistic level. Taking in the whole child.
Forest school is very much led by the child, meaning children can guide their own education.
Whilst gaining a strong education, children learn to care for and consider the natural environment through their activities.
A Forest School aims to build:
Strong communication and listening skills
A positive mental attitude
Exquisite Forest Schools of Essex
Brambles Forest School
- Epping. Brambles Forest School is owned and run by Luke and Kate Williamson. A husband and wife team who are Level 3 Forest School Leaders, CRB enhanced and First Aid Qualified Practitioners. At Brambles children always have two fully qualified level 3 Forest School Leaders at every session for groups over 10. They believe in a high ratio of learner to leader because it enables the FSL’s to observe and reflect on each sessions making planning and feedback easier. T: 01992 572535, [email protected]
The Treehouse Club
- Wickford, Billericay and Brentwood. Can't wait for term time to start? The Treehouse offers a fantastically fun, action-packed holiday club programme of forestry, sports, creative games, team building and outdoor activities for ages 2-11 years old. Through active fun, they encourage children to climb trees, pond dip, build dens and make new friends along the way. The holiday clubs are designed to offer an exciting place to play and try new things.
T: Wickford - 01268 956 005
Brentwood - 01277 402 016
Billericay - 01277 297 009
Essex Outdoors - Harlow.
Essex Outdoors provides high quality outdoor learning opportunities, from activity days to Forest Schools and even residential experiences and adventurous expeditions. Through creative, playful and physical activities such as exploring, building dens, and learning how to use tools, children's awareness of their environment is allowed to develop naturally, either individually or in a group. Essex Outdoors really does have something for everyone.
T: 0345 200 4220 [email protected]