St Mary's Church of England Primary School & Nursery

Growing Together in God's Love to Achieve Excellence


Forest School

“Forest School is a child–centred, inspirational learning process that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self–esteem through learner inspired, hands on experiences in a natural setting.”

Forest School Association

Forest School sessions are carried out once a week in small groups by Mrs Carr, our Forest School Level 3 Practitioner.

Currently Reception children have Forest School once a week and Mrs Carr also carries out an afterschool club for the older children.

Required Kit

  • Wellies
  • Dark coloured jogging bottoms or leggings
  • Dark coloured t shirt and jumper /sweatshirt

Additional Required Kit between October half term and February Half term

  • Woolly hat
  • Gloves
  • An extra pair of woolly socks
  • Scarf


Forest School activities include:

  • Den Building
  • Nature Art
  • Mud Kitchen
  • Handling small tools
  • Exploring for mini beasts
  • Learning about the environment
  • Lighting fires