Forest School is based on an idea that originated in Scandinavia, using the outdoors as a learning environment. The natural world provides a wealth of opportunities to expand young children's learning through multi-sensory exploration, experimentation and adult supervised play.
Bredon Forest School provides exactly that learning environment in a safe, outdoor 'classroom', located in a secluded private woodland just outside Bredon on the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire border. Supervised by trained Forest School Leaders, the children are encouraged to explore all aspects of the natural world.
The children's own interests and play ideas are the basis of activities to extend their learning. The Rules of Forest School are taught first and the sessions follow a set routine to ensure the health and safety of the children is paramount.
Photographs are used extensively to 'capture' the work being done by the children. Written consent is obtained for the use of these photos on the site and parents may request full picture files to be Emailed to them.
Children need sturdy shoes or wellies, a water proof jacket (over-trousers if you have them), old clothes (including a change), a water bottle and small rucksack.
Bredon Forest School is used by a number of local groups, and is suitable for children from 'walking age' upwards. The activities support 'Birth to Three Matters', Early Years Foundation Stage Learning and the National Curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2.
Used also for training Forest School Leaders,Teachers, Early Years Practioners and students.