Forest School Opportunities

The roots of Forest School are in the early years pioneers in outdoor learning and Scandinavia.

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

It is a learner-centred approach which extends beyond forest School sessions and is woven into the indoor learning environment in our school.


Principles of Forest School :

  • FS is a long-term process of regular sessions rather than one-off visit.
  • FS takes place in a woodland to support the development between the learner and the natural world.
  • FS aims to promote holistic development, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
  • FS offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.

At Maylands, we have chosen to offer forest School because its ethos creates learning communities where deep-level learning and progression are the norm.