Forest School

FOREST SCHOOL

A forest school has been developed on the infant site, enabling our children to access an alternative curriculum in the outdoors.

The forest school can improve self-esteem, independence, confidence, social communication and team skills. Key skills such as motor skills and manual dexterity are developed.

Overall behaviour, motivation and attitude to learning are improved, as well as health and well-being. The children are encouraged to use their senses, creativity and imagination.

Forest school nurtures an understanding and caring attitude towards the environment and the natural world.

Accompanying the forest school we have also established allotments on both sites for the children to grow fruit, flowers and vegetables. This will encourage the children to eat fruit and vegetables that they have grown and have an understanding of the importance of recycling and composting.

Indoor and Outdoor environments that are fun, exciting, stimulating and safe promote children's development and natural curiosity to explore and learn through first hand experiences. All of our children have access to Outdoor learning through our Forest School. The children are encouraged to learn through practical 'hands on' activities.

In the outdoor learning environment the space is organised so that children have a range of opportunities for investigative and imaginative play. A wide range of natural resources are available every day to support these opportunities.

The children use the woodland to investigate the range of natural resources, see the effect the seasons have on the trees, plants and living things and learn to care for the environment and the natural world.

In forest school there is no such thing as unsuitable weather, only unsuitable clothing. Children are equipped to go out in all weathers and are encouraged to bring their forest school bag to school with warm waterproof clothing and a sturdy pair of wellies.

Alternatively in Summer we recommend protective headwear and suncream applied before school.

Borras Park Community Primary School

Borras Park Road

Wrexham, LL12 7TH

Tel: 01978 346890