*Saturday Forest School Club 2022 is open to the public and now available to book – Please scroll down for information and to sign up* 

About Forest School – Exploration and Discovery

Our long-established Forest School, set in our platinum award-winning woodlands, provides our Nursery, Prep School and lower Senior School pupils with the freedom to enjoy the natural environment and to discover themselves. Free to climb and swing from trees, and to make dens, camp-fires and life-long friends within a consistently risk assessed area, our young people get to enjoy every minute; rain or shine.

Key to our long term investment in our Forest School is the opportunity for our pupils to learn things that are not taught and tested in most Schools; but are increasingly essential in next generation careers. Problem solving skills, agility, self-confidence, tenacity and resilience are developed through a combination of free play and structured challenges. Moreover, as generations of children are ever more subjected to challenges presented by online activity and social media, both the physical and wellbeing advantages of time spent in our Forrest School are plain for all to see. By the end of Year 8, everyone is ready to embrace all that the Duke of Edinburgh Awards have to offer as our students progress through Years 9, 10, 11 and beyond.

Saturday Forest School Club – Book now!

Our new series of regular weekly Saturday Forest School Club run throughout May, June and July 2022. You can book for one date at a time from our list of dates below, or book for a group of sessions. Saturday Forest School Club is open to the public, you do not need to be a pupil at Gosfield School in order to attend.

Saturday Forest School Club can include:

  • Building Dens
  • Cooking on the campfire
  • Follow nature trails
  • Climb, dig and run!
  • Explore and learn about nature
  • Hunt for Bugs and interesting creatures
  • Enjoy Storytelling
  • Learn Fire-lighting
  • Circle Reflection time at the end of each session

The sessions are run by our Specialist Forest School Practitioner Mr Phil Davies and are an opportunity for children to explore and play in the natural world, within our onsite dedicated forest school woodland. It is a fun, friendly, child-led environment for your child to enjoy learning about forest school.

Time: 10am until 1pm

Dates: Choose from our list of dates

             11th June

             18th June

            25th June

            2nd July 

Duration: 3 hours

Age range: 4-7 years

Location: Gosfield School

Price: £25 per session or discounted if signing up to all sessions.

Sibling discount also available.

Please fill in the form below to sign up or email forest@gosfieldschool.org.uk for more details. 

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