Forest School at Burrington
Forest School is held every week, all year round, with Cherry/Birch class as well as Year 2s. Other classes experience Forest School at various times during the school year and the mud kitchen is as popular with the nursery children as it is with the Year 6s!
Forest School encourages children to explore a wooded site or any natural space, where they are able to take supported risks, learn skills, use tools and light fires. It is child-led where children can make their own choices about their own learning. It offers children the opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences. It aims to promote the holistic development of all involved fostering resilience, independence and creativity.
We go out in all weathers and the children will get muddy! We have a fire where the children sit around particularly at snack time which may include popcorn, marshmallows, toast, fruit and juice, hot chocolate and of course water is always available. This allows them the time to socialise with their peers and to reflect on the activities they have done.
Dietary needs are catered for.