Forest School is about using the outdoors to promote confidence, self-esteem and independence. At Lawrence View Primary we are passionate about developing the whole child, not just their academic ability. The benefits of Forest School to the children are many and include improved confidence, behaviour, concentration, independence, resilience, creativity and teamwork.
Our Forest School is led by Mrs Gascoigne who is a fully qualified Level 3 Forest School Leader.
Classes are taught outdoors in our school grounds and wooded area, and help children build their confidence, improve their teamwork and practical skills, and learn about natural environments. The children absolutely love being outdoors and embrace the games, challenges and activities with enthusiasm.
Within our school setting, children might participate in regular two-hour, weekly sessions over the course of a minimum of six weeks. The sessions, which include activities such as building dens, cooking over fires, knot-tying and making art with natural materials, this improves children’s experiences with the natural world.