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The Forest School Ethos

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The 6 Principles of Forest School

The six key principles of forest school are:

1. Forest School is a long-term process of regular sessions.

2. Forest School takes place in a natural or woodland environment to support the development of a lifelong relationship between the learner and the natural world.

3.Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.

4. Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.

5. Forest School is run by qualified Forest School practitioners, who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.

6. Forest School uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and learning.


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