Here at Cliff Lane, we are fortunate enough for our children to be able to experience some regular forest school sessions. We have a dedicated wildlife area on site, vegetable garden, a large expansive field, and an outdoor classroom to fulfil many exciting learning opportunities.
Forest school is based on a fundamental respect for children and their capacity to investigate, test and maintain curiosity in the world around them.
It believes in children’s right to play;
The right to access the outdoors, in particular a woodland environment;
The right to access risk and the vibrant reality of the natural world;
The right to experience a healthy range of emotions, through all the challenges of social interaction,
To build resilience that will enable continued and creative engagement with their peers to reach their full potential.
Here at Cliff Lane, we place a great deal of value and belief in the benefits of outdoor learning. Forest School is an inspirational concept providing learning opportunities, through practical activities in the outdoor environment. Children enjoy the freedom to explore and experience the natural world, in all seasons and in all weathers. Forest School embraces an approach of nurturing, supporting and developing the self-esteem of the participants. It is an ideal environment in which to develop innovation, problem solving, risk-taking, creativity and teamwork.