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Forest School

What is Forest School?


‘Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees’

(Forest School Association) 


During Forest School sessions at Whiteheath Infants, we give the children the opportunity to succeed and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in an outdoor environment. 


Children will engage with a variety of resources and experiences during their sessions, which will help encourage independent, enthusiastic and creative learners who develop holistically through a well-planned and interesting child-centred approach.


Our aims are:

  • To develop personal and social skills.

  • To develop creative and imaginative skills.

  • To identify and manage risks.

  • To develop problem solving strategies.

  • To understand the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.

  • To increase self esteem and self motivation.

  • To use tools safely.


We are always grateful for any donations to our Forest School project, which allow us to continue to provide this rich resource for our children.  In particular we would like to thank the Community Recycle Scheme.


Community Recycle Scheme

Set up by several companies who work closely with the education sector, including A&S Landscape, the Community Recycle Scheme aims to help schools across the UK. Overstocked, second-hand and end-of-line equipment is donated to schools to help them get more use from their outdoor areas. A range of items have already been given away, including colourful fence pales, post pad protectors and shade sails. A full list of the currently available items can be viewed online.