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What is Forest School?

The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences. Forest Schools have demonstrated success with children of all ages who visit the same local woodlands on a regular basis. Through play, children have the opportunity to learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others.


What We Do

This year we are setting up a Forest School at Stobhillgate. Over the course of the year the children will have an opportunity to take part in lots of activities including:

  • Den building
  • Cooking
  • Designing and making things with wood
  • Natural art
  • Planting and growing food
  • Working with tools
  • Making fire

These activities allow the children to learn new skills outside the classroom and to build confidence and self-esteem. 


This year, Forest School will be running on a Tuesday afternoon and will be run by Mr Innes and Mrs Bush. Children will attend once a fortnight with Year 3 and 4 pupils rotating. Below is the timetable for this term:





16th January

9th January

30th January

23rd January

20th February

6th February

6th March

27th February

20th March

13th March


27th March

What the Children Need to Bring

Your child will need to following items in school for Forest School as we will be going outside in all weathers:

  • Wellies
  • Long trousers
  • Waterproof coat
  • Hat
  • Gloves

How to Get Involved

If you have either experience of Forest School or a particular skill or interest in the outdoors and would like to help, then please don't hesitate to speak to Mr Innes.