Cherubins Woodland Learning Forest School
What is Forest School?
Forest school is an inspiration process that offers children opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self esteem through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland environment. This is part of delivering the core curriculum.
Our forest school ultimate experience can help others work towards this goal. Our children visit our local nature garden regular, observation of the natural world is the main the focus and exploring our garden.
Cherubin’s staff are lucky to have a qualified staff , who had gained their qualification from Forest school.
Our pre school visits our local nature garden. We enjoyed bark rubbing, looking for mini beast, making dens, measuring trees, planting and digging and enjoying our natural environment.
One clear advantage of an effective outdoor area is that it provides the opportunity for children to see and touch natural materials. Children often choose wooden books or natural pebbles to count with, or slices of wood to use as plates.
Theorists such as Steiner, Montessori and Froebel all supported the use of natural materials and forms to engage children because these allow them to focus on their own thinking and concept formation rather then be distracted by colour / pattern.