Forest School

Our Forest School offers children and young people with additional needs the chance to explore and enjoy nature and the outdoors through hands-on play and team-building in beautiful Woodland locations.

Guideposts Forest School Project gives children and young people with additional needs a chance to explore and enjoy the natural environment through hands-on play and team-building in Woodland locations.

The project is based on Forest School themed interventions, which encourages children to explore the great outdoors through hands on play and outdoor learning.

Activities are ‘child led’ and ‘adult facilitated’. Sessions offer a range of fun and learning activities, based on the child’s interests. Examples include:

  • Woodland arts and crafts (including woodland mobile’s & clay tree faces)
  • Nature walks involving bug hunts and woodland scavenger hunts
  • Fire lighting and Cooking on campfires
  • Shelter building
  • Learning new skills such as knot tying and how to use tools safely (bow saws, loppers, palm drills)

The sessions are hands-on and take place in all weathers except high winds and thunderstorms.
What are the benefits?

  • Enjoyment of the outdoors and nature
  • Learning about risks and how to manage risks safely
  • Greater self-esteem and confidence
  • Freedom of choice and greater independence
  • Improved communication and social skills
  • Improved concentration and motivation
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • New friendships
  • Team work
  • Sense of achievement
  • Have Fun!

Who do I contact to find out more?

To find out more about the project and to make a booking, please contact Helen Clarke, our Forest School Lead.
Hclarke@guideposts.org.uk

01993 893 560

See you in the woods for fun, learning and Adventure!

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