At Fernhurst Primary School, we are fortunate to have access to several acres of mixed woodland, just a short leafy walk away from the school. Accompanied by our qualified Forest School teacher and several school and community volunteers, classes go up to the woods to enjoy outdoor experiences and develop new skills to support their in-class learning.
In September 2020 we were accredited as a 'Recognised Forest School Provider' by the FSA (the professional body for Forest School in the UK)! This means that we are providing all of our pupils with the opportunity to experience a good practice Forest School Experience! We are the only primary school in our area to have achieved this accreditation and are very proud!
The Forest School programme supports all aspects of our curriculum and particularly strengthens children’s social, emotional and physical development.
Heading up to the woods, no matter the weather, the children really enjoy learning through outdoor play and practices - a particular favourite being the hot chocolate around the campfire at the end of the session in the colder months!
Our Forest School work is continuously growing to ensure it is firmly embedded in our school culture. If you would like to know more or would like to help out, please do not hesitate to get in touch.