WHAT IS FOREST SCHOOL?
Forest School is a wonderfully nurturing ethos, originating in Scandinavia.
The wonderfully wild nature of Forest School, enables children of all ages and abilities to deepen their understanding of self, others and the natural environment surrounding them. This long term and natural approach to learning, challenges without setting limitations of planned activities, embracing the Childs instinctive ways of learning through play. Forest School champions the Childs right to play and assess their own risks, empowering them to make their own decisions. The natural learner led approach, enhances, (over time), Self-belief, emotional and physical well-being, communication skills, confidence and problem solving,( to name but a few).
By creating an environment rich with sensory and physical input, in a natural space, we are able to observe children,( and adults alike), blossom and grow, through their connection with nature and the self understanding they gain. In creating this enabling environment, we encourage learning through process, rather than focussing on the final product. This inspires, freedom of choice, imaginative play, creativity and understanding.
At Wonder Woods, we hope to create a nurturing, communal space for everyone, to express themselves, freely in the wild, to truly experience the beauty around them and the freedom of play, without limitation.