Forest School is an important and valuable dimension to the children’s school experience at Christleton Primary School. It enables children to connect with nature and it fosters a sense of respect and ownership with the outdoor environment. Forest School activities are designed to develop self confidence and self esteem through hands on learning experiences using natural materials. The children learn how to be safe, keep their friends safe and treat the site with respect. Forest School offers all children wider opportunities to thrive and celebrate skills that they wouldn’t have the chance to share in the classroom.
Currently forest school teaching takes place weekly for children in year three. The forest school area, which was constructed in June 2017, is utilised for this specific teaching and is also utilised to enhance the curriculum experiences for children across all years groups.