These sessions are play-based experiences that support children on their journey, raising confidence and self-esteem, supporting communication, building relationships with other children and helping them to understand and manage their own emotions.  Turn taking and listening skills will be nurtured using games, playing together and through reflections at the end of each session.


As the children progress we encourage teamwork and critical thinking.  The programme will be unique to each group, with a flexible approach that is facilitated to support the needs and interests of the children.

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Patterns of play will be identified early on in the programme and experiences offered to support and develop children’s learning through their preferred learning styles.

Learning experiences

  • Mud kitchen play
  • Imaginative play with sticks
  • Loose parts play
  • Climbing & making a swing
  • Mixing ingredients for campfire cooking
  • Learning how to light, manage and extinguish a fire safely
  • Problem solving team challenges
  • Making woodland crafts
  • Nature art
  • Mixing ingredients for campfire cooking
  • Making rafts on our river using our knots

We can provide our services –

  • at our base-camp in Shield Tree Wood or;
  • we can deliver our programme in your own outdoor learning space

For further details of our Forest School provision in schools you can download our BEING Outdoors Forest School & Wellbeing Outdoors Teacher Pack or contact us directly to discuss options including our competitively priced packages.

Forest School Evaluation – High Peak Federation Teachers 2020

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