Alumwell Junior Forest School uses outdoor experience to promote learning and social development.
We aim to use the outdoor classroom and natural environment as scaffolding to:
- build self confidence strengthen bonds between children,
- encourage language and development,
- awaken a child's inherent inquisitiveness about the natural world,
- develop an understanding of woodcraft and the ability to make art and usable items through tools and natural materials,
- to take managed risks and be bold in trying new things,
- promote imaginative play outside and encourage children to get outside and get moving,
- foster co-operation between pupils,
- grow empathy for wild creatures and a sense of stewardship for the environment,
- cultivate understanding in children from different backgrounds,
- help set good speaking and listening patterns,
- bring out hidden possibilities within each child,
- make children so happy they want to share their happiness with others.