Children more motivated to learn when outside

There are now countless pieces of international research that highlight the importance of children spending time in natural outdoor spaces and many teachers are training as Forest School Leaders in order to bring these benefits to their classes.

Blacknest Woodland, organises Adventure Days, After-School Clubs and School Activity Days. All are based around the concept of Forest School which focuses on the process of “learning through thinking” so, with the adult Leader acting as a catalyst and sometime pro-active observer, participants are actively encouraged to direct their own learning.

By venturing into activities which are limited only by their imagination and their ability (when appropriate) to act collaboratively children or young people quickly form different relationships from those that are experienced in a traditional classroom. They also become more physically active.