Four-Forest’s outdoor classroom encourages an appreciation of the natural world and builds self-esteem and confidence. This is achieved through weekly visits to our special woodland site. The philosophy of an outdoor classroom is to encourage and inspire children through positive experiences and participation in engaging and motivating achievable tasks and activities in a woodland environment, helping to develop personal, social and emotional skills.
Children need time to thoroughly explore their thoughts, feelings and relationships. This develops understanding of the world, the environment and everything within it through use of their emotions, imagination and senses. In our Forest School children gain confidence in their own ability. Kinaesthetic learners [learning by doing] are particularly suited to learning in this woodland outdoor environment.