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Forest School

Our vision at Eye C of E Primary School is for all children to have full lives, in line with Jesus’ teaching

 “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10



Our Forest School builds on a child’s innate motivation and positive attitude to learning, offering them the opportunities to take risk, make choices and initiate learning for themselves.


Our Forest School learning environment provides opportunities for children to:


  •  Develop self-esteem
  •  Develop self-confidence
  •  Form positive relationships with others
  •  Develop a growing awareness of their emotional needs and the needs of others
  •  Learn to cooperate and work with their peers and adults
  •  Develop strategies in order to take risks within the boundaries of safety.
  •  Learn specific skills which link into the curriculum
  •  Develop knowledge and appreciation of the natural world and a forest environment


Eye Primary’s Forest School is about exploring and experiencing the natural world through practical activities.  The children go out in all weathers, all year round, exploring and learning from the seasons and changes in the environment.  Appropriate clothing will be worn.  During high winds or lightening it will be considered unsafe to go into the woods.


The children’s interests along with the varied natural resources in our woodland are used to stimulate creative thinking, problem solving and skill development, all under the premise of ‘play.’


For more information please see the Forest School Policy Below.