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Forest School

Forest School at New Moston


The Forest School ethos is based on a fundamental respect for children and their ability to instigate, investigate and maintain curiosity in the world around them. It believes in children's rights to:

Vision and Values

Forest School is an approach to education that makes use of the outdoor environment as a unique tool to support children with their learning and development.

Forest School provides varied opportunities for children to access a supportive curriculum that can help children build positive values and attitudes about themselves; about learning; and about the environment in which they live. Children are challenged through a diverse range of tasks to build confidence; skills; and independence: the children are given time to explore their thoughts; feelings and relationships. This time allows for reflection and allows children to develop inter and intrapersonal skills.

The Forest School team at New Moston Primary School aims to provide:

  • inspiration to be curious, interested and creative

  • opportunities to be challenged and learn to assess their own risks

  • the chance to develop imagination and resourcefulness

  • the freedom to explore a variety of experiences through feeling, behaving and interacting with others

  • the physical, mental and emotional space to be active and interactive