Welcome to the "Forest School" Page:

Forest Schools is an exciting development at Newton Solney C of E Infant School.

Forest School

A "Forest School" is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning. It involves positive outdoor experiences in a woodland environment. Children visit a wooded area once a week, in most types of weather, to learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks, to use their own initiative to solve problems and to co-operate with others.

Reception and year One children at Newton Solney now take part in a Forest School session once a week. We are very lucky that the wood we use is only a few minutes walk from the school. We ask for parent helpers each week to support the children.

Many parents and grandparents come back time and time again.

The sessions are run by Mrs Gamble, our Reception teacher, who has passed her Level 3 qualification in Forest School. She plans fun activities each week which encourage exploration and investigation. The children play games in the woods and work in teams, for example to build shelters. Each session involves a snack time when the children have hot chocolate and marshmallows.