The Forest School ethos is based on learning in a natural, outdoors environment to promote confidence and self-esteem and that learning is best achieved through a combination of hands on experiences and expert modelling.
At Shirland Primary School we provide the children taking part in Forest School with an opportunity to regularly visit a natural outdoor environment where they can experience some of the perceived risks needed to build resilience such as playing with sticks, mud and tools, in a way that is carefully managed, but not restricted.
Our Forest School leader is Mrs Rosochacki and holds a level 3 Forest School Practitioner qualification.
Autumn Term 2022 - Fearless Falcons (Year 6)
Falcons explored the Forest School environment, finding slugs, beetles, grubs, woodlice and spiders. Some lived up to the name of Fearless Falcons by carefully holding and observing these mini-beasts.
Their den building skills were superb and looked more like mansions than forest dwellings. Eagle eyed Falcons spotted several apple trees and request was put in by pupils to pick some ripe apples which were enjoyed at snack time with the biscuits and hot chocolate. We can't wait until next week to carry on.