"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 is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education." Forest School Association
We are very lucky at Potters Gate to be able to offer all our KS1 and KS2 children the opportunity to experience the benefits of Forest School. During half-termly blocks, the children develop skills in a wide range of activities including fire lighting, cooking, tool work, den building , games and craft.
The sessions aim to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. It offers the children the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves. It also supports our Christian values and our school learning skills.
Our Level 3 Forest School leader, Catherine Floyd, inspires our children to explore their environment, love the outdoors and develop invaluable skills to prepare them for their lives ahead. She and her team notice the positive impact outdoor learning and Forest School have on our pupils - they love it!
We are recognised as an official Forest School.