Hello! My name is Mrs Shambrook and I am the Forest School Leader at Manor Oak Primary School.
Who is Forest School for?
Everyone can benefit from a Forest School. Forest Schools provides a valuable teaching tool for a wide range of curriculum subjects, and is an excellent way to support and enrich the National Curriculum.
All year groups have the opportunity to learn in Forest School- and often have weekly time at Forest School during Friday Golden time.
Classes are taught throughout the Seasons!
What is it like at a Forest School?
The fire circle ‘Base Camp’ is central to all that happens at Forest School. The fire is the focal point for discussing the day's activities and a place for socialising. The activities are always hands-on.
As children becomes more comfortable with living and working in the woodland the programme becomes more learner led, a journey of discovery directed by the children themselves.
Some of the thing’s children can do in forest school include:
Forest School at Manor Oak Primary School