Forest School at Ashcroft
We are very proud of our Forest School provision here at Ashcroft.
Over the last few years we have worked hard to develop our Forest School area under the leadership of our trained Forest School leader, Mrs Spooner.
Children at Ashcroft access regular Forest School sessions in the Forest School area within our school grounds.
Forest School involves learning in natural outdoor spaces and follows a developmental curriculum which involves learning how to use full size tools, how to build fires safely and how to build shelters. The children also learn about flora and fauna as well as observing the changing seasons.
In addition to the skills and knowledge they acquire throughout the sessions, Forest School supports the growth in children's confidence and self esteem and helps them to take risks, challenge themselves and to make and take informed but controlled risks.
What is quality Forest School?
Quality Forest School is delivery which holds to all six key principles that shape and govern the Forest School ethos. There are many forms of outdoor education and all have enormous value, however, Forest School is unique in its reach, delivery and effect. These six principles are: