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Forest School field trip for Early Childhood Education and Care BA students

Students studying our Early Childhood Education and Care BA (Hons) recently visited the Mohair Centre Forest School as part of an enrichment activity to support core modules taught across all years.

Run by, Jacky Webb, the forest school comprises a nursery for one to four-year-olds, as well as an after school club, holiday play scheme, gardens, and an allotment.

The Forest School is a unique educational experience and process that offers children the opportunity to succeed and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland environment. The mohair centre, based in Lewes, is a rich natural classroom that provides children and adults with the chance to experience nature first hand.

Students were taken on a tour of the forest school, which included the children’s gardening plot, the animal barn, and a pond area where they were taught to build a fire without using matches. they also learnt about the six guiding Forest School Principles, and at the end of the day received a level 1 certificate.

First-year student, Lola said: “This trip was really interesting, it gave us an opportunity to learn about the forest school environment and how it benefits children’s holistic development.”

student and course lead Lesleann roasting marshmellows on fire ar forest school Group shot of students roasting marshmellows on fire ar forest school Group shot of students on forest school trip

Christina Camm • January 25, 2022

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