“The excitement of outdoor learning that I felt when I was at school comes back to me in floods whenever I head out with my class to our ‘Base Camp’ classroom,” says Bekah, a teacher whose pupils are enjoying the benefits of getting out of the classroom – whatever the weather.
Forest School is seen as a way of life in Scandinavia.
Forest School is a child-centred learning process that offers stimulating activities and holistic opportunities for growth through play, exploration and, often, supported and calculated risk taking. It helps develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on experiences in a natural, fresh air setting.
Schools should be more than just a place for kids to sit at desks and memorise facts - but it's not always easy to balance sparking creativity with learning. So maybe it's time to look beyond the classroom. Children respond well to being in different environments, so change their surroundings and you'll open up a whole world of possibilities to them.
Topics: Multi-Function Space For Schools