Forest school takes place in the woods around our base in the Pentland Hills. It is our early intervention project that aims to support the healthy transition of childhood to adolescence. We recognise that this stage of human development is key and provide children from areas of high urban deprivation the opportunity to take part in a range of nature-based educational activities that support key childhood development. Children that come from inner-city areas are unlikely to have experienced this type of outdoor learning due to a lack of green spaces available in their local areas. These informal educational activities include nature play and awareness, ecological storytelling and bushcraft and give children the freedom to learn from the natural world around them.
forest school experience
We also offer a Forest School Experience in a workshop format to primary schools, or organisations that work with children, or young people with additional support needs. Workshops can be tailored to meet your requirements and can include the following:
- Interactive stories about the forest and animals
- Nature art and crafts
- Forest themed activities
- Drama games
- Tree planting
Our Forest School workshops can be run in a range of ways. They can be as short as an hour, or as long as a day and can be run as a series of sessions, or even as a one-off experience. Regardless of what format you choose, they are interactive and lots of fun! Email or phone for more information.