Coppice Primary

Planting the seeds of
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Forest Schools at Coppice!

This year we started our Forest School journey! Miss Harrison is completing her Level 3 Forest School qualification and has already worked with a group of 12  Year 5 children for a 6 week block of Forest School sessions along with a few sessions for the Reception children in Shipley Park. It is only a 15 minute walk to the Forest School site in the beautiful Cinderhill part of Shipley Park!

What is Forest Schools?

  • Forest School is an inspirational concept providing learning opportunities through practical activities in an outdoor environment.
  • Children enjoy the freedom to explore and experience the natural world in all seasons and in all weathers.
  • Forest School embraces an approach of nurturing, supporting and developing the self-esteem of everyone involved in this approach to learning.
  • It is an ideal environment in which to develop innovation, problem solving, risk taking, creativity and teamwork.

What are the benefits for the children attending Forest School sessions?

  • Growth in confidence and independence.
  • Opportunities to take risks, make choices and initiate learning for themselves.
  • Helps children to understand, appreciate and care for the natural environment.
  • Allows children to become more confident in the natural environment.
  • Enables a practical element to their learning.
  • Additional physical, social and health benefits.
  • Improved behaviour and motivation going back into school - and has an impact on achievement.
  • Promotes self-discovery.
  • Improved communication skills.
  • Raised self-esteem.