Created by John Cannell
Gardening & Forest school activities involve showing children the beauty of natural environments, teaching how to look after wildlife, learning to use tools, & fun activities like pond dipping. The Forest School activities at Lollard Street Adventure Playground are aimed at pre-school children and parents / carers. The activities provide an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.
During these practical sessions we shall create small steps to help the children’s process in adjusting to outdoor play and learning. Each child’s learning independence is promoted through child-initiated activity. On the practical sessions we use a range diverse activities and experiences that suit different children’s individual learning styles. Children work together and as individuals gaining independence and overcame fears in a challenging environment (under supervision of trained tutor). Whilst achieving many attainable challenges.
Forest School activities include woodcraft, learning to use tools, making signs for community garden, organic vegetable gardening, planting flowers, making insect hotels, introducing healthy eating / recycling / looking after environment and fire making. The children attending develop their self-esteem, confidence and social skills whilst learning new skills and about nature / their local natural environment.