Forest School Training Day five.

This week I have seen Forest schools in action with children from as young as three, to home schooled children to the oldest group of big kids I have ever met. 

Forest schools has a very high profile at the moment. It is all over social media and a great many settings are trying to implement it. What I have learned this week, is that it is not simply about being in the woods, it is about the process of learning and shared experience. 

The wood is the classroom. Boundaries are easily set. Everything can be planned safely and implemented with risk assessments that allow you to do activities rather than not do them at all. 

My first job is to track down some ropes. This course has given me some great ideas.