“...The children show very high levels of engagement with the sessions, and it provides them with experiences and opportunities that greatly enhance our wider curriculum. Growing in confidence and self-esteem, collaboration, decision-making, respect and appreciation for the natural environment, and speaking and listening skills are just some of the ways in which children gain from these sessions. In addition, of course, they develop specific skills such as using tools safely and working with natural materials. The feedback from children involved is always highly positive...the staff greatly recognise the significant impact it (Forest School) has on children’s personal and social development.”

Mark Brumwell, Head Teacher,

Sutton Bonington Primary School

" The impact of Forest School on our children has been wide reaching. Boys have shown increased levels of involvement; younger children have demonstrated greater confidence and overall there has been evidence of positive outcomes across all areas of learning."

Gaynor Rice, Early Years Professional,

Costock Pre School.

"Getting out into the natural environment gives our children a chance to explore new and exciting challenges. It provides a fantastic opportunity for physical development, critical thinking and imaginative play and plays a vital role in helping to build confidence.

The children are not only finding out about the world around them - they are finding out more about themselves."

Rebecca Parry, Leader

Sutton Bonington Pre-School Playgroup.

Great team Building day, relaxed and fun. Enjoyed cooking over the open fire. Was also given good ideas to take away to use with young pre-schoolers.

Pre-School 345, Beeston.