Pilgrim's Way

Pilgrims Way Primary
Village Acedemy

Forest School

This year we are very excited to be able to offer children access to our onsite Forest School.

Forest school has a proven track record for enriching and enhancing children’s development, social skills and abilities across a wide range of subjects, by taking learning outside of the classroom in to a woodland environment. Historically, forest school sessions can also contribute to improving a child’s attendance.

Children will be able to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities including:

  • Team building skills
  • Problem solving activities
  • Learning perseverance and how to encourage others
  • Craft making skills
  • Survival outdoors and den building
  • Physical skills such as tree climbing
  • Developing empathy and emotional intelligence
  • Confidence and resilience
  • Knowledge of woodland flora and fauna
  • Safety with campfire and tools
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Abstract art and creativity
  • Strengthening relationships with peers and adults

Please ensure your child wears weather appropriate clothing for their forest school day; hats and sun cream in hot weather (no sandals) and a warm/ waterproof coat, gloves and sturdy shoes or boots in the colder months.