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

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


November 28, 2017

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!

Sarah Lawfull

March 5, 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 🙂


September 20, 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

Wendy Singleton

October 4, 2018

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

Chris Barkalounger

November 2, 2018

It more signafifact about children then others school of town. They have gathering of all the precious things inthis Cosmos which is not available beyond the jungle ambiance.

Soumyadep Deyroy

January 5, 2019


Lynda Wise

January 17, 2019

It always impresses me when a child in forest school points out some of the smallest details or shows me a new bird. That young boy holding nuts and seeds for example. It's precious to bring the younger generation closer to nature as we once were. You can read about nuts and seeds on an iPad, but it's not real. Keep up the good work 🙂

Justin D. Langlois

January 21, 2019

Wow a kid who doesn't look forward to the weekend is awesome! Great job picking that school!


February 5, 2019

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