Kingshill Church School | Forest School
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We want our pupils and families to enjoy the wonder of God’s Creation! An ideal opportunity for this is Forest School. Each of our classes have the opportunity to attend Forest school for a term within the academic year. We also run Family Forest School every Wednesday and this is open to everyone -please ask the office for details.

Forest school is an inclusive outdoor and nature learning initiative. It gives children regular opportunities to play and explore the woodland area. It teaches life skills such as risk taking and problem solving; it develops confidence, independence and self-esteem.

Forest School also encourages curiosity and creates an interest and respect for the natural environment.

Their confidence grows in the outdoor area enjoying the new mud kitchen, making dens, animals from clay and playing cooperatively.

They take part in team building activities.

Terms finish with a camp fire where the children enjoy hot chocolate and cook pain au chocolate using a pizza paddle or roasted marshmallows using our forest sticks.

Other activities, that are part of our forest school offer, are den building, using hack saws and bow saws, climbing trees, cooking, making nests, using clay, learning how to light a fire using a flint and steel and even cooking crumpets on the fires!