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Forest school

Forest School is an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning in a woodland environment.

Forest School has been delivered in the Wyre Forest for the past 20 years, during which time we have done some significant work with many young people. This has involved using the forest and the natural environment as a stimulus for learning, raising self-esteem and developing social skills.

A typical Forest School session could include shelter-building, firelighting, making items out of natural string, outdoor cooking, bug hunts, games, tool use, digging and modelling clay.....the list is endless!

Forest School Programmes......

Forest School programmes are run by Step-Out, Forestry Commission's learning partner in Wyre Forest. Contact the team on 01299 269671 or email:

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Last updated: 1st August 2017
A group of school boys learning a variety of skills at a forest school

What's of interest

Quotes from Teachers bringing children to Forest School at the Wyre Forest: "We have learnt more about the children since their being involved in Forest School than we ever knew about them previously" (Birchen Coppice Middle School) "Having spent time in the forest, students return to school with additional strategies to deal with situations in school" (Baxter College) "Working in groups has allowed many vulnerable students to succeed and start to take a pride in themselves and in what they have achieved" (Baxter College) "Allowing the freedom to express has a huge impact on the rest of their time in school...." (Baxter College) "We always enjoy ourselves, great sessions, good fun and new things for the children to learn" (Parent of pre-school child)

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