Monday, 20 November 2017

Learning outdoor skills

DEVELOPED originally in Scandinavia, Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning which was introduced into the UK in the mid Nineties.

Forest School was introduced at Rupert House seven years ago and all children in nursery and reception enjoy weekly sessions at our own secure Forest School site under the guidance of our three trained Forest School leaders.

Children learn best from first hand experiences and Forest School is all about learning through exploration and play.

Children are taught to evaluate risk and how to use their own initiative to solve problems which often necessitates co-operation with others.

As the children play they learn boundaries of behaviour, both physical and social. They grow in confidence, self-esteem and self-motivation and learn to value and respect the natural environment.

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