March St, Burnley, BB12 0BU

01282 454 473

Stoneyholme Nursery School with Forest School

Laying the foundations for life-long learning - Tel: 01282 454473

Forest School 

Look at what our children have been doing at the Forest School!”

Our Forest School and outdoor classroom is a fantastic opportunity for children to explore and investigate the natural world, develop their independence and social skills.

Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It supports play, exploration and supported risk-taking.                 It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting and is based on these six principles:

  • It is a long-term process of regular sessions, rather than one-off or infrequent visits; the cycle of planning, observation, adaptation and review links each session.
  • It takes place in a woodland or natural environment to support the development of a lifelong relationship between the learner and the natural world.
  • It uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and learning.
  • It aims to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
  • It offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.

Sessions are led by our qualified Level 3 Forest School Leader, who continuously maintains and develops their professional practice.