New to Forest School? Welcome
Here are a selections of videos and details on what Forest School is explained from a range of people in the Forest School community.
Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.
Introduction to Forest School
Hear from Jemma Robinson, from Robinson`s Discovery Tree (@JRDiscoverytree) about the premise of Forest School – to provide children and young people with the opportunity for experiential learning and play within the natural environment.
A day at Forest School
The best way to learn about Forest School is to experience it. Hear from Charlottes wood Forest School in “A Day at Forest School.
Forest School a teachers journey
Ever wondered what becoming a Forest School practitioner involves? Watch Rebecca, a teacher from Liverpool, share her experience of Forest School training with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust.
“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
Principles and criteria for good practice
The Forest School ethos has six principles, which were agreed by the UK Forest School community in 2011. For more information please visit the Forest School association page What is Forest School?
Forest School Day is a celebration of everything that makes up Forest School, the community, its students, ethos and and of course the wonderful woodlands.
One of Forest School Days’ objectives is to raise awareness of the Forest School ethos, values and best practice. We will do this by showcasing forest school in real-life Forest Schools stories from across the UK.
See how the forest school community are celebrating Forest School on October 8th 2021