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Forest School

We are very excited to be starting Forest School at Skegby Junior Academy. We have a great school grounds and Teversal Trail on our doorstep which is the ideal location for us to go out and explore, have fun and learn. Forest School is an inspirational concept providing learning opportunities through practical activities in an outdoor environment. Children will enjoy the freedom to explore and experience the natural world in all seasons and in all weathers; to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences like:

  • Exploring the environment:
  • Knot tying
  • Den building
  • Tree and plant identification
  • Bug hunting and classifying.
  • Wood crafts
  • Campfire making
  • Environmental art
  • Exploration walks

The most important part will be reflecting on their lesson; thinking about what skills they learnt, how they enjoyed it and most importantly, what would they do next time. These activities are often repeated and given more time to explore at depth in order for children to grow in independence, confidence and be able to manage their own risks in a safe environment.