What is forest school?
Forest School is a child-led, outdoor, play based pedagogy.
It 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.
Badgers Forest School is a member of The Forest School Association, our professional body.
Principles of Forest School
FS is a long-term process of regular sessions, rather than a one-off or infrequent visits; the cycle of planning, observation, adaptation and review links each session.
FS takes place in a woodland or natural environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.
FS uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and learning.
FS aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
FS offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.
FS is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.
Autumn Term x 2
Sept - Oct
Winter/Spring Term x 2
Jan - Feb
Spring/Summer x 2
Places are per family for up to 3 children. We don't charge per child.
What Parents Say...
My son and I love coming to forest school, it's so great for him to have a space where he can really let loose and explore whatever takes his fancy. It's also just lovely being outdoors amongst the trees, when I don't get to go I miss it!
My daughter attended Badgers Forest School from the age of 18 months till 4 and a half when she started school. All I can say is that our weekly trip to Wraxall Piece was life enhancing.