Welcome to our Forest School
Mr. Johnson is a qualified Forest School Lead. Throughout the school year, every pupil at St Mark’s will have the amazing opportunity to engage in at least 6 weekly sessions. Many pupils will visit the forest school once a week throughout the year:
Pupils have fun, explore, make things and make choices in a safe environment
Sessions are usually child-led so embraces all abilities
Skills and awareness develop which in turn is empowering
Sessions support self-esteem and confidence within the group
Supports mental and spiritual health, communication skills and social relationships
Encourages all to be active and develops both fine and gross motor skills
The Forest School experience leads to life-long learning
This is an inspirational process that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in our Forest School site or around the school in the great outdoors.
It brings learning to life in the natural environment in a fun and safe way. Through Forest School sessions children develop a wide range of skills which promotes their holistic development and creates resilient, independent and creative learners.
Practical activities spark their natural curiosity of the world around them through child-led play and safe risk taking. Our Forest School sessions run throughout the year whatever the weather and can also support and enrich the National Curriculum, whilst promoting the school values of “Love, Trust, Respect and Inspire”.