Forest School

About Forest School

St Catherine's are excited to be offering Forest School sessions to our children.  A focus of these sessions is to use the outdoors as a learning environment.  

The government are encouraging schools to support children in becoming independent, resilient learners. Forest Schools allows opportunities for children to experience learning in a new and exciting way.

It develops:

  • understanding of emotions
  • interaction with peers
  • self-confidence and self-belief
  • perseverance, resilience and a sense of belonging

The principles of Forest Schools

'Forest Schools is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self esteem, through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees'

Currently we offer two sessions a week for children in KS2 (Years 3-6).

What do children need for Forest School?

The children will need to bring appropriate outdoor clothing. This should be old tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt with a sweatshirt. They will need to have a water-proof jacket and appropriate footwear, preferably wellies or walking boots. 

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St Catherine's RC Primary School

School Lane, Didsbury
Manchester, M20 6HS

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