EYFS Forest School

At Windermere, we run a Forest School programme with our residential Level 3 qualified instructor. Each Forest School is unique and we have designed ours to utilise the wonderful wooded grounds of nearly 20 acres.

The fun begins outside, where the adventure continues with an area for building ‘dens’, small logs for climbing, outside chalkboard and drawing fence, Play House, large sand tray and waterfall play area.

We embrace the Forest School philosophy, which is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences. We run specialised woodland activities with our youngest children and it is here that we start to nurture the life skills that we believe are so important in children’s education – self awareness, independence, motivation, decision making, confidence and social empathy. There are weekly sessions as part of the timetable for Junior children up to Year 2.

Our Forest School site within our grounds provides a wealth of exploration opportunities. There are small trees and bushes to climb, magical places to hide, secret passageways through shrubbery and a log circle for stories, songs, discoveries and even toasted marshmallows.

World School
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Sunday Times IB School of the Year
The Society of Heads
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
British Canoeing Approved Centre
RYA Champion Club