Mellor Community Primary School

Forest School

Forest School offers children the opportunity to succeed and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in an outdoor/woodland environment. Children engage in motivating and achievable tasks and activities throughout the year and in almost all weathers, with the appropriate footwear and clothing. Children will explore nature and work with natural materials, learn to use a range of tools, build dens and shelters, light fires, prepare and cook food and contribute to maintaining and developing the Forest School site.

Forest School sessions at Mellor Community Primary School will encourage children of all ages to:

  • explore the world through all the senses available to them
  • work independently and in collaboration with others
  • work through practical problems and challenges
  • use tools and equipment to create, build, transport or manage
  • develop practical knowledge and skills, e.g. knot-tying, shelter building
  • learn how to manage failures and develop resilience
  • build confidence in decision making and evaluating risk
  • explore connections between humans, wildlife and the earth
  • improve physical motor skills



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Useful Websites

Click here if you would like to find out more about Forest School. Click here to learn more about the birds and wildlife you may spot in our city and countryside.

Click here to identify and learn more about Bristish trees and shrubs.

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