Forest School Blog

Forest School [FS] is an educational approach that has existed worldwide since the late 1950s, with over ten thousand Forest School programs in the UK alone. In FS, children spend anywhere from a half day to a full day outdoors in various urban and near-urban parks, natural spaces adjacent to or on school grounds, or natural playgrounds and outdoor classrooms.

The activities that happen in FS also vary, depending on the season, climate, landscape, animals that have visited the night before, trees that have blown down in the wind, the kinds of provocations elicited by the educator.

April 29, 2019

Mind Mapping in Forest School

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With so much happening in the Forest School program, we have decided to take a stab at “Mind Mapping” together as a way of collecting our thoughts and experiences as they occur within the program both inside and outside the Forest an...

February 4, 2019

Wintry Wonders in Forest School

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Our return to the forest after the Christmas holiday not only brought us a brand new year but also some rather chilly, wintry weather. While the snow didn’t come right away, the cold temperatures had us bundled up for our latest explor...

December 31, 2018

Fall’s Feathered Friends

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After feeding the forest animals our pumpkins and creating bird feeders with our gourds, we started to notice the birds in our forest and outside our windows a the centre.  There were a lot of chickadees moving the snow from our gourd fe...

December 21, 2018

Tracking Animals in the Forest

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Birds and animals have had us captivated in the forest school program.  After making bird seed sandwiches for the birds, which they seem to love, we decided to make bird bread of our own using an easy bread recipe and adding bird seeds t...

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