Since September 2019, Bedford Drive Primary School have employed a Forest School Practitioner to promote the forest school and outdoor learning ethos.
We have seen a difference in the confidence levels of the children, they are more empowered as they begin to learn more about their natural environment.
In todays society, children are experiencing increased stress due to school pressures, tests and even social media even at primary level. We can see that the development of the forest school has had a positive impact on our children's health and mental well-being with their creative skills being tapped into and calculated risks being investigated through activities such as supervised fire building.
We believe that these positive changes will assist our children to be the best they can be and will give them an insight into something that perhaps they wouldn't ordinarily have.
We would like to further expand our knowledge and experience in the forest school field to be able to pass this on to our children. Further exposure for our Forest School Practitioner to other establishments will enable this to happen. We look forward to our future growth in this area.