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Forest Schools originated in Scandinavia in the 1950’s and was introduced to England in the 80’s. Lessons are delivered via hands-on activities and learning, inspired by the woodland/garden Kingsley campus setting.

The children are given tasks designed to build confidence and self-esteem, without the constraints of being in the classroom.

This freedom leads to an increase in learning skills through enquiry, hypothesis and decision-making.

Physical development is also improved, whilst the natural environment promotes an understanding of living in harmony with the world around us.

Team building and problem-solving games are used to improve social skills.

The Forest Schools philosophy and practice of monitored risk-taking extends boundaries of learning. The children understand that it is acceptable to make mistakes or even fail, as there will be plenty of opportunities to practise and improve.

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