Guiding Principles of Forest Schools

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Principle 1: Forest School is a long-term process of frequent and regular sessions in a woodland or natural environment, rather than a one-off visit. Planning, adaptation, observations and reviewing are integral elements of Forest School. 



Principle 2: Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural wooded environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.
 


Principle 3: Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners


Principle 4: Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.


Principle 5:  Forest School uses a range of learner-centered processes to create a community for development and learning


 These guiding principles are taken directly from the Forest School Association’s Website    

 [ http://www.forestschoolassociation.org/full-principles-and-criteria-for-good-practice/ ]