Outdoor Learning

We are extremely lucky at the New School to benefit from an outdoor area, including fields with trees and some woodland. The outdoor area is used for many aspects of the curriculum, particularly the field for P.E. lessons and sports.

The majority of our Forest School activities take place behind the school. This is a safe area to use as it is bordered on its sides by the school’s boundary hedges, tennis court and the school building.

Our activities will depend on the ability, age and experience of participants. Examples of Forest School activities include:

  • Woodland management and nature exploration
  • Building dens and other structures
  • Fires and cooking
  • Games and invitations for imaginative play
  • Natural crafts
  • Using tools, such as knives and saws
  • Scavenger hunts and adventure
  • Seasonal celebrations

This is not an exhaustive list. Sessions are planned on an individual basis, and tailored to meet the needs of the children taking part.