St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

With God in Our Hearts We Love and Learn.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Forest School

We have introduced Forest School provision at St Joseph's to help educate and nurture our children to reach their God-given potential.

Using our woodland area our children learn and develop through a range of exciting and adventurous activities. These experiences including: building shelters, hunting for mini-beasts, learning to make and control a fire and using equipment that they might not otherwise be able to use, for example: ropes, saws and mallets.  

At Forest School children are able to:

  • explore & discover
  • experience appropriate risk and challenge
  • choose, and to initiate their own learning
  • experience success
  • develop positive relationships with themselves and other people
  • develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world


Our Forest School sessions are led by a member of staff who has achieved the 'Level 3 Forest Schools Practitioner qualification' and all activities are fully and comprehensively risk-assessed.