Forest School

Forest School is an inspirational process which offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

Led by our Level 3 Forest School Practitioner, our Forest School sessions are tailored to meet the needs of our students at Essa Academy where all participants are viewed as:

  • Equal, unique and valuable

  • Competent to explore and discover

  • Entitled to experience appropriate risk and challenge

  • Entitled to choose, and to initiate and drive their own learning and development

  • Entitled to experience regular success

  • Entitled to develop positive relationships with themselves and other people

  • Entitled to develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world

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