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About Forest School

Forest School is about providing young people with a nurturing environment, filled with opportunities for learning and suitably challenging. As a leader my role is to facilitate the learning that participants are most motivated by during the session, while managing the risk level of the play and encouraging growth and understanding.

Forest School Principles

Forest School is based around the following six principles:

  1. Forest School is a long-term process of frequent and regular sessions in a woodland or natural environment, rather than a one-off visit. Planning, adaptation, observations and reviewing are integral elements of Forest School.

  2. Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural wooded environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.

  3. Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners

  4. Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.

  5. Forest School is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.

  6. Forest School uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for development and learning


This programme has been designed around the principles of Forest School for Primary and Secondary education.


The course is split into managable 6 week blocks, designed to roughly match the time between term breaks.


Each 2 hour class is charged at £180, reduced to £150 with a day booking of two sessions for £300.


Maximum group size of 15, roughly half of a school class.
Inclusion strategies to ensure my classes are as accessible as possible.

Get in touch for more info and booking

Based in Lancashire, operating across the north.

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