Forest School is an important part of learning at St David's.
The purpose of Forest School is for pupils to experience learning and playing in a natural setting across a range of seasonal conditions. We use of our amazing school grounds, field and woodland to facilitate Forest School.
Sessions are structured enough to challenge children and stimulate co-operation and flexible enough to allow for self-directed exploration. Numerous studies have shown that involvement in Forest School enhances pupil's performance in their classroom settings. Additionally, it accelerates development, particularly regarding teamwork, motor skills and the perception and management of risk.
A key part of the Forest School experience is that pupils will be outdoors in all weathers, with the exception of very high winds and thunder storms. With this in mind, we would ask that pupils come to school wearing appropriate clothes on the day they are participating in Forest School, including:
- long sleeve top/sweatshirt
- jogging bottoms/leggings
- trainers/walking boots/wellington boots
- sun hat and sun cream on sunny days
- warm, layered clothing on colder days
- waterproof coat on colder days