What is Forest School?
Tipton Green provides forest school to enhance children’s learning experiences; your child may already have experienced forest school in the past but if not this will be another exciting opportunity for them. Forest school aims to engage children and young people with the natural environment, activities have a strong emphasis on raising self esteem, confidence and independence. An integral element of the session is that children and young people will experience the outdoors on a weekly basis and in all weathers.
Forest school supports children to care for their natural environment and have fun outside, digging; getting dirty; using all their senses to explore; building dens and much more. We have very robust safety mechanisms in place to ensure that the safety of your children is paramount. Every forest school session is run by a qualified forest school leader, our adult: child ratios are higher than normal to ensure adequate supervision and all relevant risk assessments and health and safety procedures are in place to ensure risks are minimised.
Tipton Green staff are really excited about offering this opportunity to our children and young people and we know that the experiences and skills they learn will support them throughout their lives, if you have any questions regarding forest school please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our forest school team is
Luke Blackham - Qualified Level 3 Forest School Practitioner
Maureen Philips - Forest School Assistant (Qualified level 3 Play worker)
Kelly Dyer (3rd Year Youth and Community BA (hons) Student)
Louisa Share - Forest School Assistant (Counselling Student)
Feedback from Parents and Children
"Forest school is good because its good to find out how to use tools. And it helped me manage my anger." (Ellie, 10)
"I find carving fun, it might seem unsafe but with the right tools and mind, it's like eating chocolate cake!" (Omari, 10)
"Forest school has increased my daughters self confidence which has led to her believing in herself." (parent of year 6 pupil)
""My son is gaining confidence. He is even talking about a career in the outdoors! This is a massive step as he has always shied away from such things. Thanks Luke :-)" (Parent of year 6 pupil)
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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