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Forest Schools

The children, parents and staff at Northwick Park Primary Academy have worked incredibly hard to develop their own unique Forest School site which is held within the school grounds. All Forest School staff are level 2/3 trained and have an up to date first aid certificate.

“Forest School offers a unique opportunity for children to experience the outdoors in a way that facilitates their holistic development and fosters their growth as confident and competent learners.  It also encourages healthy habits and lifestyles.”  (Knight 2009).

A session provides the children with inspirational and challenging outdoor learning opportunities.  It focuses on a learner centred approach, where children can learn through self-directed play and exploration. Children will be given the opportunity to develop their curiosity, confidence, self-esteem, creativity, empathy, communication skills, knowledge of the natural environment and ability to assess risk.

Timetable  Autumn 2022



Year 1   Wednesday 28Sep and 05 Oct
Year 2   Tuesday 27 Sep and 04 Oct
Year 3  Wednesday 14 and 22 Oct
Year 4   Tuesday 13 and 20 Oct
Year 5   Wednesday 12 and 19 Oct
Year 6   Thursdays

08-15 Sep 6G

22 -29 sep 6SC

06 -13 Oct 6C

20 Oct 6G

Suitable Clothing (This should be old as we will be going out in all weathers and will get muddy!)

Waterproof/warm coat, hat, gloves,  long sleeve T-shirt, jumper, jogging bottoms/leggings not jeans, wellies or walking boots.

If you have any further questions or need assistance with the items above, please contact the class teacher.

Many thanks,

The Forest School Team