School Calendar

Forest School - Willow Class

23rd March 2018 12:30 - 2:45 Tilgate Park

Dear Parents,

On Friday 23rd March WILLOW will be participating in a Forest School afternoon (12.30-2.45) at Tilgate Park.


What is Forest Schools?


Forest Schools is a unique way of building independence, self-esteem and a positive attitude towards learning in children as they explore and experience the natural world for themselves.


Why is Forest School good for children?


  • Beneficial for children who learn by 'doing'
  • Children involved in Forest School become more responsible for their actions, can calculate risks better and show improved self-confidence.
  • A desire for learning is encouraged and transferred back to the classroom
  • Forest Schools encourage children to become more active and healthy
  • Children develop self-awareness
  • Develop better communication skills
  • Develop independence


What activities will they be doing?


  • Shelter building
  • Constructing and maintaining campfires
  • Tracking games
  • Observation challenges

There will be no cost for this activity but children will need to bring a packed lunch, water bottle and suitable clothing for outdoor activities which may well get muddy e.g. walking boots or trainers, warm clothes, a waterproof jacket and tracksuit trousers rather than jeans.


Children need to arrive at school dressed in normal school uniform but have appropriate clothes to change into. They can be collected at the normal time.


With best wishes


Mr Farndon

Deputy Head