Forest School Principles
Forest school is a long term process of regular sessions, rather than a one-off or infrequent visits; the cycle of planning, observation, adaptation and review links each session.
Forest school takes place in a woodland or natural environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.
Forest school uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and learning.
Forest school aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
Opportunity to take risks
Forest school offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.
Forest school is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.
These principles are based on the UK model of Forest School learning that is promoted by the Forest School Association. www.forestschoolassociation.org