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History of Forest School

History of Forest School

Forest School originated in Scandinavia and was brought to the UK in the early 1990s. Sessions are always child led (to foster independence), long term (to build trust and relationships) and outside (to gain the many physical and emotional benefits from being in nature).

Students are not taught, but are encouraged to find things out for themselves through play, including games, stories, creative expression and sharing. These activities enable children to become better at understanding and assessing risk.

Mud, mud glorious mud

Mud is great for the immune system, because naturally occurring microbes in the soil help build stronger, more disease-resistant children. Mud can help make you feel happy as naturally found bacteria in soil activate neurons that produce serotonin, a natural anti-depressant.

All of our Forest School sessions are run by Qualified Level 3 Leaders.

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