Welcome to Costessey Junior School

Forest School

Groups of children at Costessey Junior School are invited to take part in our new exciting Forest School project, run by Miss Laniado.

A Parent’s Guide to Forest School

Forest school is an opportunity for the children to experience nature and the outdoor environment in a safe, secure and hands on way. Our ’forest’ is a small woodland on the school site.

There is a mixture of trees including Oak, Silver Birch, Willow, Ash, Holly, Hazel and many more.  There are old wood piles to attract insects and small mammals. The children are encouraged to investigate & explore but also to respect all living things.

They will have opportunities with one to one supervision (when necessary) to learn bush crafts.  Exploring, playing and learning using a range of activities (both designed by the leader and instigated by the children themselves) is what Forest School is all about.  Building a sense of independence, high self-esteem and team work are important parts of forest school, but health and safety considerations are always of paramount importance.

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To find out more about Forest Schools have a look at the Forest School Website.