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Dagnall VA Church of England School

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We are excited to announce that we have Forest School!

What is Forest Schools?
Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for
holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play,
exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through
learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting. Its roots reach back to the open-
air culture, friluftsliv, or free air life, seen as a way of life in Scandinavia where Forest School

What do Forest School sessions look like?
Forest School sessions are guided sessions where a Level 3 qualified Forest Schools leader
will lead small groups of children through an activity. All sessions will follow an in-depth risk
assessment and be under the supervision of a suitable adult. Sessions will usually last up to
an hour.