Larkrise has just introduced Forest School into our Learning Environment
What is Forest School? Forest School is a learning experience which promotes sensory child led play through engagement, stimulating curiosity and absorption.
How does the Holistic approach help to support learning? Students will learn to: explore the use of natural materials, assess risk, take on challenges, accept own responsibilities and respect their environment.
The teacher/pupil relationship is fundamentally different in Forest School, the child leads the way. There is a planned learning structure but no set curriculum. The outdoor environment allows this and suits a broad range of age and abilities. This inspirational process offers students opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences.
The themes for the sessions are: Exploration of the new Environment, Early Forest, Living things, Fantasy, Feeling Comfortable and Celebrations.