Forest School is run by Vicki Quigley who is a Level 3 qualified Forest School Practitioner, Tricia Jockins and Dan Jewell (Governor).
Forest School encourages independent, confident, responsible learners.
It is a holistic learning through play and exploration; children learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and use their own initiative to solve problems and cooperate with others.
During Forest School sessions, children will build and light a fire, which we often use to cook a snack on, or food for them to share with the rest of the school at lunchtime.
Sometimes we have a story around the fire which may inspire an activity e.g. following the story of Stick Man, the children may want to make their own stick man.
We might build shelters and use green woodworking skills to create and build objects from the natural environment.
They will use full sized tools and learn the boundaries of behaviour, both physical and social.
Abercromby Forest School is designed to enhance and complement our day to day curriculum.
It offers all our children opportunities to develop confidence and self-esteem and to experience achievement in our outdoor space.
All Forest School sessions take place in our lovely spacious garden and are fully risk assessed. Vicki and Tricia are also trained in paediatric first aid.
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