“Forest School is based more on the process of learning than it is on the content, more on the 'how' than the 'what'. This means that genuine Forest School practice steps out of the shadow and limitation of 'planned activities' and ventures collaboratively into the realms of the unplanned, unexpected and ultimately unlimited. Learners are given encouragement to direct their own learning - this often requires catalysing on the part of the FS leader either through stimulating play in the outdoors or through 'scaffolding' a child's learning, but mostly through simply observing how children are in the outdoors.”
Please DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL IN YOUR FOREST SCHOOL CLOTHES on your Forest School day, bring them to school in a bag (wellies / boots in a separate bag please!) to change into after dinner time.
You will need several layers of loose, comfortable OLD clothing.
Please, ALWAYS bring an OLD, WARM, WATERPROOF COAT
and some wellies or walking boots.
Even though we are only just into the Autumn months, the weather can still change very quickly, so please bring enough layers to keep you warm and dry in the woods.
NO TRAINERS PLEASE.
YOU WILL BE GETTING MUDDY!
You can always take a layer off if you get too hot..
But if you don't wear enough layers, you may get cold..
This will affect your learning in the woods and you'll not have as much fun, so...
WRAP UP WARM, TOO MUCH IS BETTER THAN NOT ENOUGH!