Set in the beautiful grounds of Woodbridge School Prep is our wonderful Forest School area, a fantastic space shaded by tall trees with a variety of different surfaces and areas that contrast with one another, children have the opportunity to see, touch, use and experience the natural environment; reinforcing learning through play.
Being outside has very definite mental health benefits for children, as well as advantages in terms of the development of gross motor and sensory skills. Experiencing the variety of natural materials found in the Forest School area, as well as observing nature children can see how different materials behave and feel.
Children have regular sessions with our Forest School teacher, Mrs Cox-Olliff every week. During this time spent outside in all weather, in contrast to other lessons at Woodbridge School Prep, Forest School doesn’t have a specific learning objective or outcome that’s seen as a definite destination of learning during children’s time there.