Forest School

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Ann-Marie Gilbert and Charlotte Bayliss are currently undertaking a level 3 OCR Qualification in Forest Schools.  


Forest Schools & Outdoor Learning 

Here at the Woodlands School we use our Forest school and outdoor learning area to inspire individuals through education in the outdoors. 

We are fortunate to have a great outdoor area where all learners are able to access a range of activities from bug hunting, shelter building, making rustic items to learning how to cook on an open fire. 

We support the learners to build on their self-confidence through positive lessons which promotes 

  • Curiosity  
  • Creativity  
  • Self esteem 
  • Independence 
  • Speech, language and communication 
  • A feeling of well being 
  • Autonomy 
  • Teambuilding and friendships 
  • Life skills  

Our outdoor education lessons take part in all weathers, which gives pupils a better understanding of the changing seasons and empathy for their natural surroundings. 

We believe that the outdoor classroom is one of the richest learning environments. It provides endless opportunities to enhance the learning of all our young people in a challenging and inspiring setting. 


All learners are discovering their natural surroundings, collecting sticks, manipulating sticks, becoming curious about creepy crawlies and taking part in water and mud play activities. Learners have done lots of activities around the seasons and have been discovering ‘What is Autumn’.