Howick Church Endowed Primary School

“Small School... Great expectations”

Forest Schools

We are so pleased to be working alongside Lancashire Wildlife Trust to provide all our children with Forest School sessions this year.

All the children will be visiting the Booths Plantation Site to take part in six sessions. 

A Forest School is a long-term outdoor education process that is holistic and learner-led. It allows children to develop themselves through healthy engagement with risk, problem-solving and self-discovery, all within a natural environment in a hands-on and thoughtful manner. All forms of outdoor education are valuable, but Forest Schools have their own philosophies and ethos that benefit children in unique ways.

 

We look forward to the sessions helping our children;

 

Develop self-regulation skills.

Cope with and learn from failure.

Build resilience (the skill of coping with risk and failure).

Gain a sense of achievement.

Increase motivation and concentration.

Improve problem solving.

Expand their vocabulary and communication skills.

Feel empowered and have new perspectives.

Build positive relationships with adults and peers.

Have overall improved wellbeing and mental health.

 

 

EYFS - Week 1

What a great time we had playing games, creating pictures with leaves and hunting for creatures.  Well done everyone.