Forest Schools continues the ethos of an already nurturing environment within Whaley Thorns Primary School and provides inclusion for all children. Forest Schools encourages children to develop their communication and social skills, alongside developing resilience, independence and perseverance outside of the classroom environment. Each week the children will engage in team building activities where they must work in pairs or groups to complete their tasks, through working together it will help support their self –esteem, boost their confidence and emotional well-being which can then be transferred back into school life. Praise and encouragement are in abundance from both peers and adults throughout each session.
“The widest classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky.”
The Forest Schools at Whaley Thorns is run by Mrs Langrick, alongside other teaching staff. Mrs Langrick is currently undertaking her Level 3 training and is working with a mixed group of 10 children across our school.
Once Mrs Langrick is fully trained, we will be running Forest Schools sessions in Reception, Year 1/2 and year 4/5.