Lutley Primary School

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Forest School

Forest School 

Forest School is an inspirational process, where ALL learners are made to feel equal, unique and valued. They are offered regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. The pace and atmosphere is relaxed; children have freedom to explore and discover, initiate and drive their own learning, often needing to recognise and take appropriate risks, work together, solve problems and build resilience. In addition, they have lots of time to develop a strong, positive relationship with the natural world and to learn new skills.

Lutley is a Green Flag Eco-School, so has for many years had a strong environmental focus. The inclusion of Forest School in our EYFS and Keystage 1 curriculum has given us a whole new way to help children learn and develop, complementing class-based topics as well reflecting all our school values. The year-round programmes are delivered by two trained members of staff and our Forest School site is well-managed and risk-assessed but also wonderfully special with lots of wildlife. Children love their afternoons at Forest School. Together, we witness magical moments, share discoveries, grow in confidence and find new abilities.