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Forest School

Forest School

At Brighton Avenue Primary School we aim to encourage and inspire children through positive outdoor experiences using the Forest School approach and ethos. The Forest School ethos encompasses practical activities in the natural environment designed to promote the development of self esteem and emotional intelligence leading to improved self confidence. This powerful approach also supports young children to become self-motivated, gain confidence when managing risks and develop social skills. We provide opportunities for children to acquire new skills when they are ready for them. These activities will maintain a degree of challenge and excitement, whilst remaining safe and controlled. There are many important issues to be considered and we aim to remain true to the Forest School ethos and approach. Research shows that; ‘Pupils who take part in a creative curriculum behave better, they enjoy school more, become more confident and improve communication skills and levels of attainment’. Creativity, Culture and Education 2011. 

 

Aims

At Brighton Avenue we aim to

  • Stimulate the children’s interest in the natural environment as well as other curriculum areas.
  • Help develop an understanding of ideas learnt in the classroom.
  • Help develop team-building and communication skills.
  • Develop problem solving skills.
  • Provide an opportunity for individuals to develop, to learn and to enjoy themselves.
  • Provide a safe and non-threatening environment in which children can take risks, make choices and initiate their own learning.
  •  Help children understand, appreciate and care for the natural environment.
  • Provide ways of developing practical life skills in an outdoor environment.
  • To develop self-esteem, confidence and a positive disposition to learning through the completion of small, achievable tasks.
  • To provide stimulation and varied learning activities appropriate to the child’s needs and stages of development.
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