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Forest School

Forest School is key part of school life at Woolhampton.  We are very fortunate to be surrounded by woodland and we have our very own permanent Forest School site in Douai Woods bordering the school grounds.  We also regularly visit two other local woodland sites owned by some of our School Governors.  Research shows that taking part in Forest School enables children to develop in so many areas, including improving their independence, self-esteem and resilience.  We believe that Forest School has a significant potential to improve children's mental and physical wellbeing. During their time at Forest School, the children have a go at a variety of practical skills such as fire lighting, den building, tree cutting, whittling and campfire cooking.  Through play and exploration, the children are encouraged to take safe risks and achieve things that may not possible within the classroom.  Forest School is also used to enhance the curriculum, providing the ideal opportunity to learn through hands-on, practical experiences.   


All classes from Foundation to Year 6, take part regularly in Forest School throughout the year.