Forest School is an exciting approach to learning outside the classroom which many schools and early years settings have embraced. The sessions are not activity based but instead are led by the interests of the learners. Children, young people and families may enjoy such experiences as:

  • building dens
  • playing hide and seek
  • telling stories
  • cooking over small fires
  • climbing trees
  • hunting for minibeasts
  • making mud pies

Forest School builds on the natural instinct to learn that everybody is born with. It offers opportunities to make choices, initiate learning and take risks, and encourages positive attitudes and behaviour.

At Tackley CE Primary school, all classes engage in outdoor learning at least once per term. Medcroft class visit the Forest School weekly.