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Forest School

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Forest School Intent Statement


Forest School is an inspirational process that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands on learning experiences in a natural environment.


At Forest School, children have the chance to get their hands (and clothes!) dirty and learn in a natural space by taking part in seasonal activities that involve them managing their own risks. By taking ownership of their learning in a natural but real-life environment the children develop their self-esteem, mental well-being and resilience, skills we feel are vital for their life-long journey.

At The John Moore Primary School, we provide a nurturing space that supports our children's well-being by providing and implementing positive outdoor, child led experiences in a natural environment. Some of the activities the children have the chance to participate in are building dens, having campfires, lighting their own fires, developing their use of various tools and understanding how to care for their environment. The impact of this will help foster traits such as resilience, confidence, independence to develop motivation, co-operation, decision making, teamwork and social skills. It also helps foster a mutual respect for the environment and helps relationships build in a more relaxed atmosphere so enabling and empowering all students to have opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Forest School Key Documents 

Forest School Handbook 

Forest School Medical and Consent Letter 

Forest School Challenge List 

Forest School Videos 

Please enjoy the selection of videos that give you a tour of our site and a snap shot of some of our activities we have done. 

Our Forest School Site 

Autumn Term Fun 

Fire Fun 

Lockdown Forest School 

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