Forest School 2023 - 2024

Forest School is an outdoor approach to learning that enables our children to regularly experience the freedom and beauty of our wonderful woodland environment within our school all weathers and seasons.

It is both an experience and place where our children can be in charge of their own learning, get dirty, take risks, make decisions, use tools, cook over a fire, solve problems and........have lots of fun!

Typical ongoing forest school activities might include:

  • Bug hunting
  • Tree climbing
  • Den/shelter building
  • Whittling sticks
  • Mud play
  • Nature art
  • Woodwork
  • Tool use
  • Fire building and lighting

Children are free to unleash their creativity!

Small achievable tasks lead to confidence building and the resilience to keep trying! Teamwork games and activities are a regular part of our sessions.

Each of our classes have access to forest school on a regular basis. 

Sessions take place in all weather except high winds and lightning. As the cold weather is approaching, please provide your child with wellies or warm boots, long trousers (joggers, leggings), a few top layers and a coat that you do not mind getting muddy.

Please visit this page on a regular basis where photographs and information about our wonderful experiences and learning at forest school will be updated.


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Westhead Lathom St James' CE Primary School

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Lancashire, L40 6HL

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