At Ightenhill Nursery School, we are very fortunate to have an extensive Forest School on site. We have three Level 3 Accredited Forest School Leaders who plan and deliver excellent sessions for our children. All children have a weekly session in Forest School.
A Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.’
The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences.
By participating in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks and activities in a woodland environment each participant has an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, sound emotional and social skills. These, through self-awareness can be developed to reach personal potential.
Forest School aims to develop:
- Self Awareness
- Good social communication skills
- A positive mental attitude, self-esteem and confidence
- Self Regulation
- Intrinsic motivation