Under the Canopy Forest School aims to provide an inspiring process for learners of all ages. Forest School takes place outdoors, in a woodland environment near Gerrards Cross, which encompasses a woodland, a dell and a meadow with a wide array of wildlife, flora and fauna. Forest School is a long-term learning process which should comprise of at least six consecutive sessions. It utilises hands-on opportunities outside the structure of an indoor classroom, to develop independence, self-esteem and emotional resilience, among other skills. The learner is the centre of the process whereby they develop curiosity in the outside world through controlled risks.
Outdoor learning activities linked to the Forest School approach include
Build a fire
Cook on a fire
Construct dens and shelters
Identify and learn about animals, plants and trees
Use natural materials for mark making
Hunt for minibeasts
Create a bug hotel, hedgehog shelter, nature art
Grow and maintain plants
Under the Forest School provides both mid week stay and play sessions and weekend family sessions. See the timetable below for more information.
The sessions are held in Gerrards Cross which is about a 20 mins drive from from Marlow
Dukes Valley, Windsor Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 8SR