Tandridge Village Pre-School runs its Forest School all through the full academic year and through all seasons. It is important our children understand the nature of change through the year and to begin to learn how the environment adapts to each season. Every child in our older 'Oaks'; group has the opportunity to attend from Forest School. Each half-termly block consists of six sessions in which a maximum of eight children are invited to attend. Appropriate clothing is essential for children to feel comfortable and get maximum enjoyment from sessions. Our children return with the most exciting stories of their walk in the forest, new forestry skills, log-walking and rope swinging to name a few.
What is Forest Schooling?
Forest schooling is a process, which builds on an individual’s innate motivation and positive attitude to learning, offering
children the opportunities to take risks, make choices and initiate learning for themselves.
Forest Schooling aims to give everybody the opportunity to develop an inquisitive and positive relationship with the
natural world, have fun and enjoy themselves.
Forest Schooling helps develop confidence and self-esteem, communication and social skills, physical and mental
dexterity and resilience.
"Forest schooling is like a walk in the forest with a very long stop in the middle to explore and play"
If you just want to find out a bit more about Forestry schools and how they work, take a look at Surrey County Council’s
videos that explain a little bit about the benefits of Forest Schools.