About the company

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to operate any of our sessions in current conditions

At Derby Forest School CIC we believe that children should have access to the outdoors regardless of their background. We are committed to reinvesting any profit we make to provide experiences for children and young people that need it the most. These may include children in care or those who have been recently adopted, children with special educational needs, children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, young people with mental health difficulties and those at risk of exclusion.

 

About Forest School

Forest School is defined as “an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment". (Forest School Association),  It is a proven technique which supports children's emotional, physical and psychological well-being, encouraging them to become more resilient, independent, confident and creative. Children are supported by skilled practitioners to participate in real life activities such as cooking on campfires, creating woodland crafts, building dens or simply exploring the natural environment around them. Some of the activities may be challenging but all children will be assisted to persevere, developing reslience as they overcome difficulties and creativity as they find new ways of doing things, all valuable skills which will aid them throughout their lives.

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