Brown Clee School is committed to giving children the opportunity to learn in the outdoor environment. We believe that taking learning outside is good for promoting children’s self esteem, well being, behaviour, co-operative learning and problem solving. These skills feed-back positively into classroom work and other settings.
The sessions are not activity based but instead are led by the interests of the learners. Children may enjoy such experiences as building shelters, woodland craftwork, telling stories, cooking over fires, climbing trees, hunting for minibeasts and making mud pies. As the programme develops woodland tools are introduced to extend learning and provide new opportunities for risk management.
We are fortunate to have 2 Forest School sites: our KS1 forest School site is on the school grounds and provides a natural wooded space, with campfire area for the infant children to explore and learn in. Our KS2 Forest School site is loaned to us by Ditton Priors Community Trust and provides a fabulous woodland where children can expand their outdoor learning and our year 6 pupils even get to enjoy a sleepover as an end of year treat!
Essential clothing requirements are:
Long sleeved top
Warm waterproof coat
Hat/scarf and gloves
School waterproofs are provided for KS1 children but they will still require their own warm coat.
Waterproofs are not provided for KS2 children.
Please ensure all clothing/wellies are named.