‘Forest School’ is an opportunity for children to succeed and build confidence in a different environment to the classroom. Children take part in different tasks and activities outdoors in all weathers. They will have the chance to work with tools, play, consider boundaries of behaviour both physical and social and develop their self-esteem and motivation alongside improving their understanding of the natural world.
At Our Lady of the Rosary we are lucky to have a large outside area, which includes trees, plants, a pond and grassed area allowing children to take part in Forest School on site.
Children have Forest School for a term each year and this takes place weekly whatever the weather. This is part of the ‘outdoor and adventurous play’ criteria within the PE Curriculum. The sessions are led by Mrs Bridge.
For children to enjoy Forest School fully, it is really important that they wear the appropriate clothing.
When undertaking Forest School children need to wear:
Wellington boots or walking boots
A waterproof coat with a hood/hat
An old pair of trousers.
A long-sleeved t shirt/sweatshirt
A warm hat and gloves or sunhat depending on the season.
We have waterproof trousers in school for the children to wear, but if your child has their own waterproofs, they may bring these too.
If you have any problem finding these items or have any questions about Forest School in general, please feel free to speak to Mrs Bridge.