“Forest School is an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self esteem through hands on learning experiences in a woodland environment”

The Forest School setting is adaptable and allows for a flexible approach to learning that can accommodate a range of learning styles, such as “kinaesthetic” learning (learning by doing), linguistic, interpersonal, mathematical and visual learning. The Forest School approach allows practitioners to shape teaching methods to individual children’s learning styles, and is suitable for use with children and young people with a range of special needs.

Research into the benefits of Forest School found that children attending sessions: