Telephone: 01905 424878
Fax: 01905 339326
Headteacher: Sarah Boyce
Oldbury Road

Forest School

Forest school at Oldbury Park aims to develop children’s independence, motivation, self-esteem and confidence. They are provided with the time and opportunities to take risks, make choices and initiate their own learning in the natural environment.

Forest School is about exploring and experiencing the natural world through practical activities. The children go out in all weathers, all year round, exploring and learning from the seasons and environment changes.

The children’s interests, previous learning experiences and natural resources in our woodlands are used to stimulate creative thinking, problem solving and skill development.

The six main skills we aim to develop through Forest School:

The Forest School learning environments provide opportunities for children to form positive relationships with others and to learn to co-operate and work with their peers and adults and to develop strategies in order to take risks within the boundaries of safety.

Our Environment

One of the principles of Forest School is to promote environmental awareness and encourage sustainability. The children are taught about respect and responsibility for the world around them. Both the children and adults are encouraged to respect their environment and to be aware of conservation issues of the woodland around them. The aim is to promote respect for wildlife, which will be achieved through detailed session plans, evaluation and careful reference to our woodland management plan and ecological impact assessment.

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