"You have managed to steadily raise the profile of science in the school and in the wider community over a number of years, and to maintain that during this most difficult of years – a commendable achievement"
PQSM March 2021

Forest School

Forest School

At St Edward’s we believe the Forest School ethos is a powerful approach which enables children to learn to manage risk so that they become independent, self-motivated and courageous people which prepares them to become lifelong learners. Because of this, every class experiences a six week Forest School course every year, led by a fully qualified Forest School Leader.

Our Forest School provides opportunities for children to:

  • Develop ease and creativity in a woodland environment
  • To improve physical and mental health through outdoor activity
  • Develop self-esteem
  • Develop self-confidence
  • Form positive working relationships with peers and adults
  • Enhance awareness of their own emotional needs and the needs of others
  • Develop strategies in order to take managed risks (within the boundaries of safety)
  • Learn specific skills which link with the wider curriculum
  • Develop knowledge and appreciation of the natural world and a forest environment

The children’s interests along with the varied natural resources found on our school site are used to stimulate creative thinking, problem solving and skill development, all under the premise of ‘play.’ For further information please click below Forest School Leaflet