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What is Forest School?

Here at the wildside, we encourage our learners to follow their own curiosity and interests, let them try out new things, work together as well as independently, problem solve and take appropriate risks to their environment and themselves. all this leads to building confidence, resilience, independence, communication, relationships and a sense of belonging with their natural world and community. 

1. Forest School is a long term process and consists of attending regular sessions, as opposed to one-off and infrequent visits

2. It must take place in a natural environment in order to nurture a lifelong relationship between learner and the natural world

3. FS emphasises learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and learning

4. FS aims to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners

5. FS invites and encourages learners to assess and take appropriate risks in the environment and to themselves

6. FS must be run by appropriately qualified and trained practitioners

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