Forest School is based on the principle that children of all ages can benefit greatly from the learning opportunities inherently present in a woodland environment. Forest Schools provides opportunities in an outdoor setting for children to develop a variety of skills: particularly PSHE skills such as independence , self-discovery, communication, self-esteem and confidence building. Children learn to take risks, use their initiative and co-operate. Beyond this, the outdoor environment can be used as a vehicle for art activities, key science concepts, developing physical skills and a whole lot more! In a typical session there will be adult-led activities, but the ethos of Forest School also allows time for children to follow their own learning pathways and interests and the adults will then support them in their own independent learning.