What is Forest School?

Forest School springs from the Swedish “I Ur och shur” (Rain and shine) schools and has been established in the UK for more than 14 years. It takes an holistic approach to learning designed to help children and young adults to grow in confidence and independence.

The Forest School environment is an open and free environment where children’s natural intelligence is developed and encouraged. This enables children to develop a sense of responsibility, to problem solve and ask questions.

As well as improving their motivation and concentration skills, regular Forest School helps children to develop relationships and the ability to work as part of a team.