Forest School is an approach to education that embraces the outdoors as a learning environment. It is about children experiencing regular sessions in a designated Forest School site. Children follow the usual curriculum but in an outdoor context, benefiting from teaching strategies which raise self-esteem, develop confidence, independence, language and communication skills. At Forest School children learn to assess and manage risks and develop life long learning skills. Forest School has physical, social and health benefits; helping young people to enjoy physical activity outdoors in increasingly sedentary lives.
At Peartree Primary School we are very fortunate to have a wooded area within the school grounds. Forest School takes place in all weathers and all seasons. Children and adults must be dressed appropriately as 'there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing!'.
In Key Stage 2, children visit Panshanger Park to take part in Forest School and River School.