The benefits of outdoor learning are huge and bring another element to our educational provision here at Lady Barn.
We believe these sessions encourage children to learn through play, whether climbing trees, painting with their hands or throwing stones into a stream, we want children to enjoy life and all the experiences it brings; children can not only enhance their independent thinking skills and be fully immersed in their learning, but also learn to take risks and try new things.
Learning outside is also associated with reducing stress levels, building teamwork and social skills and developing those invaluable critical thinking skills which children need to develop as they grow.
Forest School activities include welly wadding, river paddling, foraging for blackberries, making art work of friends out of sticks, mud creations, winter walks, having fun with sticks, getting to know a tree, wild crowns, snail racing, wild art, helping wild animals, growing a plant and cooking on a campfire, as well as others. We even have children wanting to take spiders home! The possibilities are endless and support the curriculum across the School.