Forest School

At Wild Learning, we strongly believe in providing great quality training. To ensure the provision of high-quality training our courses are accredited through the National Open College Network and are approved by the Institute for Outdoor Learning.

What is Forest School?

Forest School is a long-term, continuous opportunity for children to engage with the local environment guided by a qualified and enthusiastic leader.
Forest School programmes are usually a minimum of a 10-week block, (ideally a year-long programme) rather than one off sessions. Children make regular (weekly or fortnightly) visits to the same outdoor site. Along with a qualified leader, they can explore the site and learn about nature. They also use natural materials to make things, learn to take calculated risks, use hand tools and have campfires.
Because each Forest School project is as individual as the people participating – the children, the leader and helpers, as a result, it encourages individual learning using small, achievable steps. Therefore, this helps to raise confidence, resilience and the willingness to ‘have a go’ at new challenges.
Have a look at our training courses and dates. Free local taster sessions are available.

Please contact us if you would like any further information