Welcome to Westhouses Primary Schools Forest Schools page. This page features all the work we are doing in association with Forest Schools. Mrs Tucker runs our Forest school and has completed her level 3 training.
What is Forest School?
Forest School is an inspirational process, that 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.
The ethos is shared by thousands of trained practitioners across the UK and beyond. Its roots reach back to early years pioneers in outdoor learning and across the sea to Scandinavia.
Our School Award supports schools to take a whole school approach that sees them grow their own food; organise trips to farms; provide cooking and growing clubs for pupils and their families; serve freshly prepared, well-sourced meals and provide an attractive dining environment.
Find out more about Forest Schools here - https://www.forestschoolassociation.org/history-of-forest-school/