Build community and trust
Forest School is not just about running free in the woods, building dens, fires, shelters and using tools although each session may contain many of these experiences. Forest School concentrates its efforts on creating worthwhile experiences that bolster resilience and intrinsic growth in participants. Modelling emotional intelligence in socially and physically engaging environments, to build community and trust. Forest School leaders mentor participants in self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, motivation and assertiveness using incremental tasks, games and shared experiences.
Forest school enables individuals to be nurtured by nature, set their own pace without time limits, their own goals without extrinsic targets, challenge and manage their fears through perception of their feelings and work towards self-actualisation. We make meaning through interactions with each other and the environment around us.
We concentrate on access to the health and well-being benefits of time spent conversing with the natural environment in forests and woodlands.
We believe in the healing power of the forest to booster health and well-being.