What is a Forest School?
The concept of the Forest school philosophy was first introduced into Britain in the 1990s from Scandinavia.
A Forest School is a practice that uses a special child-centred approach to learning in an outdoor /woodland environment.
Children attend sessions regularly over a period of time.
Sessions are carefully planned to promote good self-esteem, confidence, social skills, physical development and self-awareness. This results in independent and creative learners.
The natural environment and resources are used to inspire and motivate pupils leading to positive learning experiences.
Activities include shelter building, learning to tie knots, identifying trees and creating habitats for insects. Children will also take an active part in the maintaining and development of the Forest School area.
The current Forest School group are loving learning about the outdoors, making shelters and working outside ... no matter what the weather is like!
- Firbeck students get hands-on to inspire learning
University of Nottingham write about Firbeck's WOW day. (Whole School - 11/12/2017)
- Cyberwise workshop for parents of Y4-Y6
Keep yourself and your children safe online (Whole School - 21/11/2017)
- 'Water Wise' Day
Year 5's visited Harvey Hadden Sports Village for a 'Water Wise' Day. (Whole School - 09/06/2017)
- Signing Choir's visit to St John the Baptist CofE Primary School
On Thursday 27th April, the Firbeck Academy Signing Choir went to visit St John the Baptist Primary. (Whole School - 27/04/2017)
The whole school took part in and enjoyed 2017 Sign2Sing! (Whole School - 10/02/2017)