Forest School

At Bede’s Prep, our older Nursery children (2-3 years), Pre-School and Reception pupils benefit from Forest School sessions. These encourage the natural curiosity present in children to enable them to open their eyes and experience the wonders of the world around them. 

Forest School offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment. Within Forest School, Bede’s pupils are encouraged to direct their own learning, inspired by their Forest School leader. 

Some Forest School activities include making a fire and toasting marshmallows, using tools safely (such as hammer, nails and drills on pumpkins), as well as mud/water play/digging/exploring and arts and crafts. As well as planned activities, we explore and encourage free play and create activities from the pupils’ curiosity to help extend their knowledge and understanding.