What is Forest School?

Fun in the mudFun in the mud - Photo credit: Helen Walsh

Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through regular hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment.

Forest School is a specialised learning process. The Panshanger Park Forest School keeps to the core ethos of what a Forest School is:

  • a long-term process of regular sessions
  • takes place in a natural environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world
  • uses a range of learner-centred processes
  • aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners
  • offers learners the opportunity to take supported, appropriate risks
  • run by qualified Forest School practitioners.

Forest School is a fantastic experience for children, offering them and their schools numerous educational, personal and social benefits