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.
At Brighton Avenue we aim to