Forest School field trip for Early Childhood Education and Care BA students
Run by one of our experienced early years’ practitioners, 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.”