DREAM WILD

Forest School

 

The Dream Wild Forest School sessions encourage child led learning through outdoor play. Aimed at developing self confidence, resilience, communication, social interaction, speaking and listening, concentration and creative thinking skills whilst encouraging an empathy with nature.

Forest School improves fine and gross motor skills, encourages independence and explores the awareness of risk taking, as well as improving a child’s knowledge of the natural environment. 

Activities include:

  • Nature Trails

  • Arts & Crafts using natural materials

  • Woodland Games

  • Den building

  • Woodcrafts

  • Knowledge of Trees and Nature

  • Pioneering

  • Primitive Skills tools & fires

  • Team Building Activities

  • Fire Safety and Cooking Over a Fire

Forest School aims to get children to enjoy the outdoors, regardless of the weather and make the most of what nature has to offer. Even on a cold winter’s day, Forest School sessions can run, making the most of the season.

Children are taught safe techniques for using woodland tools, such as loppers and bow saws. They are often used in pairs, encouraging communication, co-operation and respect. They are also taught how to have a safe and responsible attitude towards fire, which is slowly introduced over the course of the sessions, building up to cooking a meal.

Children will benefit most from Forest School by engaging in small groups for a minimum of 6 x 2 hour regular sessions in a natural setting.  During this time children will experience the changes of a season, feel comfortable within the outdoor setting and build confidence in their new found skills.

Our tutor Clare is undertaking her Level 3 Forest School Leader training and is at the process of choosing a location for our brand new Forest School.  We will be offering one session per week during term time to start with on Thursdays 12-3pm. 

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135 Cricklade Rd,

Gorse Hill,

Swindon.

SN2 1AD

138 Victoria Rd, 

Old Town,

Swindon.

SN1 3BB

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