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An Introduction to Forest School ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Here at the Tortworth Arboretum, Jemma Robinson, from Robinson`s Discovery Tree (@JRDiscoverytree) speaks passionately about the premise of Forest School - to provide children and young people with the opportunity for experiential learning and play within the natural environment. Jemma is keen to encourage access, exploration and enjoyment of woodlands - allowing children the chance to connect with nature and to develop skills such as safe tool use, as well as a detailed knowledge of their natural surroundings. The Forest School approach is to offer frequent, regular sessions over time, to layer the learning, so that the children feel challenged, creative and confident, as well as nurturing a life-long love of the natural world. http://www.robinsonsdiscoverytree.co.uk/. http://tortwortharboretum.org . An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Posted in: Organisations, Skills ~ On: 28 November, 2017

6 comments so far

November 28, 2017

This is truly perfect!! What an amazing opportunity for kids!! Beautiful experience to learn so many things!!

Sarah Lawfull
March 5, 2018

An enthusiastic and informative film. Thank you, Jemma for describing the value of Forest School in such a clear way.

Sarah Lawfull
March 5, 2018

I shall share this with all my Forest School trainees!

September 20, 2018

Wonderful! Forest schools are finally picking up here in Italy. Hooray!! My 6 year old doesn't look forward to weekends…because there's no school on Saturdays 🙂

Wendy Singleton
October 4, 2018

Fantastic! A brilliant outlook on teaching the children to be safe too. My children are lucky they have both gone through Scouting which has taught them invaluable life skills but I truly believe that Nature and growing things should be a mandatory part of the school circular from Nursery age, not only do we teach them early but by their teenage years they would learn the importance of the environment to survive instead of destroying it. X

Chris Barkalounger
November 2, 2018

I got too a forest school in berrien Springs Michigan on red bud Trail. it is great!

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