SUPPORTING CHILDREN

What Is Forest Schools?

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education. The ethos is shared by thousands of trained practitioners across the UK and beyond. Its roots reach back to early years pioneers in outdoor learning and across the sea to Scandinavia.



Our Goal

At Forest School all participants are viewed as:

  • equal, unique and valuable

  • competent to explore & discover

  • entitled to experience appropriate risk and challenge

  • entitled to choose, and to initiate and drive their own learning and development

  • entitled to experience regular success

  • entitled to develop positive relationships with themselves and other people

  • entitled to develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world

This learner-centred approach interweaves with the ever-changing moods and marvels, potential and challenges of the natural world through the seasons to fill every Forest School session and programme with discovery and difference. Yet each programme does also share a common set of principles, aimed at ensuring that all learners experience the cumulative and lasting benefits that quality Forest School offers.

Junior Rangers

As Well as Forest School at Birkenhead Park we also run our own Junior Rangers scheme each summer. This is a month of events and themed activities, aiming to get children out and active during the Summer Months, and our Park is a great place to do that in!  

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Call us:

0151 652 5197

Find us: 

Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre

Park Drive

Birkenhead 

Wirral, CH41 4HY

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