What is Forest School?
Play to learn and learn to play!
Build dens, go on scavenger hunts, make mini-beast homes, create mud paintings, listen to stories, make up stories, sing songs, play games, listen, look and learn all in the great outdoors.
Red Bus Forest School encourages and enables children of all ages to learn and develop in a holistic way by playing and experimenting for themselves. Red Bus Forest School Leader and Red Bus Practitioners are always on hand to help and support the children as they safely explore the forest environment.
We at Red Bus Forest School teach children about the natural environment we live in. We learn to respect Nature and each other.
Problem solving is developed through a variety of tasks and through play. We actively encourage and nurture independent thinking and learning.
Red Bus Forest School offers a safe place where learning can take place. We play to learn and learn to play.
The ethos of Forest School clearly states that all children have small and achievable tasks. Successes in these small tasks leads to an “I can do it!” attitude which we want to foster. We break down tasks into small steps and maybe even smaller ones as we go along, this is known as “formative assessment” in educational jargon; reacting to a child’s needs as we watch and observe.
Red Bus Forest School is an exciting place to explore but it can be very wet and muddy. We tell children that it is “alright to get dirty”.
Children will learn to identify trees, plants, mini-beasts and the places where they live and grow.
We are planning to run some Family Sessions on Saturdays soon, watch this space!
Please contact Judi Simpson, Forest School Leader at Red Bus, if you have any questions. I look forward to working with your children and meeting you.