Outdoor Learning & Forest School
Learning through nature. The outdoors provides the best classroom of all for the children. There are an abundance of opportunities in our large outdoor play area. We have a dedicated area for the Under 2s, a climbing area, an outdoor classroom, an outdoor construction and scrapyard area, a planting area, and a water stream. We have plenty of covered spaces and natural cover from the trees, which mean we can have tea outside during the summer months.
Roundhay Park is next to the nursery and provides natural woodland for our Forest School activities. From making dens to creative work with natural resources in the woods, there is plenty to do and learn for the children. Forest School supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting. The process helps and facilitates more than knowledge-gathering, it helps learners develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually, and stay connected with nature.