All the children at Shrewsbury House Pre-Preparatory School enjoy regular Forest School sessions in the small dedicated woodland area within the grounds of the school playing field.
Forest School provides a range of outdoor experiences and adventures that encourage our children to develop as individuals within a safe, secure and inspiring woodland setting.
The child-centred, play-based experiences introduced in the sessions help to nurture resilient, confident and creative learners. Your child’s own thoughts and ideas guide and inspire the activities, providing opportunities to develop their confidence and independence through curiosity and investigation. Forest School provides the space and freedom to explore using multiple senses and this is key to developing communication, team- building and problem-solving skills.
The high adult to child ratios permit the gradual introduction to fire lighting and the safe use of tools, developing risk awareness and building self-confidence and esteem. Activities range from creative role play – producing ‘woodland cuisine’ and cosy homes for our forest friends – to putting newly gained knowledge of knots to practical use when designing and constructing free-standing towers and bridges.
Forest School allows all the children to be creative and imaginative, encouraging them to explore and investigate nature and develop their own individual strengths through natural exploits and adventures. Our visits to the woodland area encourage your child to care for the environment and hopefully to develop a lasting appreciation and love for the natural world.