Forest Schools

That which ought and can best be taught inside the classrooms should be taught there, and that which can best be learned through experience dealing directly with native materials and life situations outside the school should there be learned.”  Lloyd B. Sharp (1895 – 1963)

Forest School is a Scandinavian concept of outdoor learning. Sun, snow or rain – children explore their surroundings, friendships and problem solving through adventurous, natural activities and free choice.

At Wensum, your child will take part in Forest Schools as part of their curriculum. Through exploration of den building, camp fires and exploring natural materials, children will develop a love of the outdoors and understand how to respect their surroundings. Please remind your child to bring appropriate footwear to stay comfortable during the colder months.