Forest School

Forest schools provide vital opportunities for pupils to engage with the natural world. Through hands-on exploration, play, and guided activities, pupils cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation for their environment. This fosters ecological awareness, encouraging a sense of responsibility for our planet's well-being.  As David Attenborough wisely observed, ‘No one will protect what they don't care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.’ 

The immersive setting of forest school allows for the development of crucial skills such as resilience, motivation and curiosity.  Pupils develop themselves through healthy engagement with risk problem-solving and self-discovery within a safe and supportive framework. They gain confidence in their abilities, boost self-esteem, and develop social-emotional intelligence through collaborative experiences. These benefits positively impact the child's overall school experience and beyond.


LEO Forest School Progression Map