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Hayeswood Road, Lings
Northampton, NN3 8NN

Forest School is an inspirational process that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees’ (Forest School Association 2020).

At Forest School everyone is equal, unique, and valued. Children are encouraged to develop a strong, positive relationship with the natural world and develop positive relationships with themselves and others. It is a specialised learning approach that has the child at the centre of the learning, no matter what age they are. All children have the freedom to explore and discover through appropriate risk taking and challenges.

Children are encouraged to initiate and drive their own learning and development at a pace which is meaningful to them, to achieve early and regular success.

The Forest School leader and adults are there to facilitate, guide and support the children’s learning whilst looking out for dangers, as well as promoting creativity, skill development, empathy, and kindness.

Forest School is a safe place where all children can be themselves and leave all other worries behind by immersing themselves with the awe and wonder of the natural world which surrounds us.