What Are Forest Schools?
“A Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.”
The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences. Each Forest School site is unique; we design it to meet the requirement of the site and budget, needs of the group and to fit the environment you will be working in.
The site is normally located in a clearing or cleared area of the woodland, giving opportunities to explore and discover other areas of more dense ground flora, such as brambles and branches and other overhead hazards.
LockWood Landscapes can create the infrastructure for your Forest School which would then allow the Forest School Practitioner to then develop the educational process involved.
The complexity of the forest school can range from no fixed features to a fully constructed shelter and fire area with specially designed areas for hygiene, creative art, tool use, fast games, throwing games, water collection, flora monitoring amongst other ideas.
- Circle Area with benches
- Fire Pit
- Wind Breaks
- Shelter / Canopy
- Informal Pathways