The Forest Schools concept comes originally from Scandinavia where there has been a long tradition of encouraging young children to play and learn in the outdoors, in ‘Getting Out of the Classroom.

A group of Year 1 children from Charlbury School, Oxfordshire, and their teacher Gill Senior, make one of their regular visits to a local wood. The children have been visiting these woods every fortnight from the moment they started in reception, learning about the environment, how they handle risks and how they use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others.

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5 years ago

Fantastic insight into this exciting area of learning. Can't wait to get the wellies and macs on and give it a try!

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7 years ago

Thank you for sharing your resource. This resource has been recommended for teachers by the TES Resource Team.


10 years ago

Excellent video about forest schools and learning, very useful.


11 years ago

This is a wonderful way to learn. I work with deaf children and often their language is very delayed so teaching such complex ideas of water movement or forces is sometimes very difficult. Watching this video has given me so many fantastic ideas and inspired me to use the natural world around us. Thanks Forest School!

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