Forest skills is about getting outside to explore and learn.
It was developed in Scandinavia in the 1950’s- using woodland as an ‘outdoor classroom’, as a way of helping young people learn about the natural world. Forest skills uses the natural resources in the woodland and the children’s interests to stimulate imaginative, creative and investigative activities.
“The best classroom and the richest cupboard are roofed only by the sky”
The Reception and Y1 children really enjoyed Forest Skills today. We are so lucky to have Chelsie from the Wildlife Trust to run these sessions for us this term. They went on a scavenger hunt, played outdoor games, made necklaces out of natural materials and finally sat around a fire and drank hot chocolate.