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
- HAVE LOTS OF FUN!
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.