Forest School at the Goodwood Education Trust
Play, explore and enjoy a fun-filled day with woodland activities such as tracking and trailing, den / shelter building and woodland crafts including creating woodland jewellery, leaf printing and wand making.
Forest School with the Goodwood Education Trust takes place in Seeley Copse, a 20-acre area of woodland on the Goodwood Estate that is dedicated to education. Sessions are led by experienced Forest School leaders who hold the Level 3 practitioner qualification. Activities include a range of activities including natural arts and crafts, shelter building, campfire starting and cooking, simple tool use; flora, fauna and woodland exploration.
Forest School in Seeley Copse is also available for schools, colleges and other groups wishing to visit on a self-led basis.
UPCOMING DATES FOR HALF TERM FOREST SCHOOL
Join us at Seeley Copse for Forest School fun this half term.
Thursday 16 and Friday 17 February 2023
Drop off at 9am and collect at 4pm from Goodwood Education Centre, Seeley Copse,
opposite Home Farm Dairy PO18 0QD
Forest School costs £40 per child.
Woodland campfire-cooked snack is included, but please provide snacks for afternoon break and a packed lunch. Warning – having fun outside makes you hungry.
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ABOUT FOREST SCHOOL
Originating in Scandinavia in the 1980’s, Forest School is now hugely popular in the UK as the benefits of outdoor learning become more and more widely recognised. Children and young people are given opportunities to develop confidence, creativity and self-esteem through hands-on learning in a natural woodland environment. This allows them to develop physically, emotionally and socially, whilst at the same time forming an appreciation and respect for the natural world.
Sessions are child-led, meaning that children are allowed to follow their own interests and develop at their own pace, rather than being told which activity to do when, as happens in a more traditional classroom environment. Research has shown that Forest School increases children’s independence, self-awareness, motor and social skills. Children learn to understand boundaries, stay safe whilst taking risks, explore at their own level and pace and develop highly creative imaginations.