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Forest School

Our Forest School leaders are Gemma Kibble and Debbie Phillips.

Both are qualified to deliver Forest School.


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!'.

Forest School map made by Reception

In June Peartree took part in the 30 days wild challenge and these are some of the activities we tried out. There are also some ideas you could try out at home. 


For more inspiration take a look at our school twitter page  ( using the #PeartreeGoesWild