The Forest Education initiative has supported Forest Schools for over 10 years in England Wales and Scotland and through the support of local cluster groups many practitioners have been given the opportunity to train and to receive funding that will allow the purchase of equipment and resources.

It is becoming increasingly recognized that this ‘outdoor’ approach to play and learning can have a huge impact on the normal development of children.

Since the introduction of Forest Schools, it has developed opportunities in outdoor settings for children and adults of all ages to develop a range of life skills: independence, self awareness, altruism and social communication skills, all of which assist individuals to grow in confidence and self-esteem.

Here at First Steps Newquay we are currently having trial-runs of our Forest School and will be continuing over the duration of the summer holidays to get ourselves set up and ready to begin properly when the new term starts in September. All seems to be going very well so far, we have had great feed back from parents and the children are really getting involved and making the most of the outdoor experiences.

So Pre-school’ers, get you wellies ready for September……


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