Forest school encompasses all that is magical and engaging about outdoor education. It is a safe but challenging adventure led by qualified Forest School leaders. It gives an opportunity to explore and discover the world around us and the world within and the time to do it.
Forest school is about re-learning how to learn. Treecreepers programmes are appropriate for young people from all backgrounds and of all ages. We welcome school groups from year 1 upwards, charitable projects, youth groups and private bookings.
Based in small groups with a high ratio of adults it raises self-esteem through progressive, achievable, linked activities often set by the young people’s own agenda. It is about being involved in learning. It’s about the freedom to run and shout and laugh and the valuable social skills we learn through positive interaction with others.
Crucially, Forest School is about regular, long term access to nature in all seasons and all weathers. It’s about young people safely pushing boundaries, assessing risks, respecting nature, learning through play and playing with ideas. It’s about emotional intelligence and skills for life that encompass the whole individual, their learning styles and talents. It’s about all the things that happen in the woods that couldn’t happen elsewhere.
Better still come and experience it for yourself on one of our free open days with the opportunity to talk to Forest School leaders about how a programme can be tailored to fit your goals and needs.
Treecreepers are just a phone call away. Ring Simon or Harry on 07915 309 029 or Contact us.
What was the best thing about being at Treecreepers Forest School?
“When we all made the fire and were jumping in the rivers and learning about safety”
– LD age 9 and 1/2
“(The children) gained confidence, had opportunities for positive interaction with adults and peers alike, gained interpersonal skills and had fun”…
“Your service is really needed”
- J Hibbert CYPD