Forest School Ethos
“Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem, through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland or natural environment with trees”.
We are pleased to be able to offer Forest School sessions for all pupils from YrR to Yr5.
Miss S Curnock will be leading the Forest School sessions at Church Lench.
All sessions are held in the afternoons between 1:10pm - 3.25pm at Yates Community Orchard in Church Lench which is located a short walk from the main school site. For unforeseen circumstances that result in us being unable to use the orchard, we can use the school grounds instead.
Forest school activities take place in all weathers and seasons.
You will receive a letter before your child is due to take part in this exciting addition to our school curriculum.
What is Forest School?
Forest School at Church Lench
At Church Lench we believe that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability and circumstances. We promote active learning outside as much as possible and believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop an inquisitive and positive relationship with our natural world. To achieve our aims we offer a welcoming and safe environment for all youngsters, teachers and parents to help raise confidence, self-esteem and respect in preparation for an ever changing world.
What Happens At Forest School?
During the afternoon, the children can get involved in a variety of activities if they wish or just enjoy exploring the orchard environment with the Forest School leader. Following activities have proved to be very popular:
Forest School Sessions:
Class three will have 3 Forest School sessions commencing from Friday 9th March 2018.
Friday 2nd March – In the afternoon, we will take a short walk down to the forest school site to talk through rules and safety instructions. No forest school activities will take place during this afternoon. Only wellington boots and a coat are needed for this session.
Dates for sessions are below:
Friday 9th March
Friday 16th March
Friday 23rd March
Below is the information pack for parents, including the forms to be completed and signed.
Click here for more information.