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Samuel Laycock School

Forest School

Forest School Mission Statement

 At Samuel Laycock, we intend to develop students’ confidence, curiosity, independence, self esteem, resilience and provide an opportunity to explore and experience the natural world through safe practical outdoor activities.

We implement an exciting, creative and personalised Forest School curriculum that is accessible to all children by using the natural resources available in the wood and the children’s own interests we aim to stimulate imagination, creativity, enquiry skills and their ability to apply their understanding.

Forest School practitioners promote positive attitudes to learning and resilience in all areas of the curriculum by providing opportunities to develop the self-esteem, confidence and independence.  We encourage children to ask questions and find ways to answer their questions.

We measure the impact of Forest School when students can apply their knowledge and make connections between their scientific/learning experiences. We also encourage children to work collaboratively to self-initiate learning and understand boundaries of behaviour; both physical and social.