Forest School

Forest School, at Crawford Village, 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 natural environment with trees.  It is a learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor education.  

‘Forest School is a feeling you can’t put into words.’ 

At our 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 each of our Forest School sessions with discovery and difference. Yet each session does also share a common set of principles - all aimed at ensuring that our pupils experience the cumulative and lasting benefits that a quality Forest School offers.

At Crawford we offer Forest School sessions in Nursery and Reception.

Forest School dates 2019/20;

11.11.2019

21.11.2019

28.01.2020

05.02.2020

17.03.2020 (Stay and Play)

26.03.2020

11.05.2020

19.05.2020

24.06.2020

02.07.2020

 

Useful links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV6YYfQl3RI&safe=active

 

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