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Forest School

At Bridgewater Park, we pride ourselves on offering our pupils the opportunity to take part in forest school activities. Forest school has many benefits for children and young people, all of which is backed up by research. Forest school allows pupils to experience outdoor learning and, over time, leads to an increase in their own self-belief, confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm, communication and problem-solving skills and emotional wellbeing. 

Forest school is a child-centred learning process that offers pupils the opportunity for holistic growth. The process helps and facilitates more than knowledge-gathering, it helps learners develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. It creates a safe, non-judgemental, nurturing environment for learners to try stuff out and take risks. Forest School inspires a deep and meaningful connection to the world and an understanding of how a learner fits within it. Our approach to risk means that learners constantly expand on their abilities by solving real-world issues, building self-belief and resilience. We believe that risk is more than just the potential for physical harm, but a more holistic thing; there are risks in everything we do, and we grow by overcoming them. Forest School, therefore, helps participants to become healthy, resilient, creative and independent learners.

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