‘Forest Fun’ is currently creating quite a buzz around S. Anselm’s Pre-prep since every child now gets the opportunity to take part in a full afternoon of Forest School each week. Forest School involves spending time outdoors, exploring and connecting with the natural environment and discovering things about themselves and others as they develop in skills and confidence. Although Forest Schools began in Scandinavia, it is now widespread as an educational movement throughout the UK since evidence shows how beneficial this has been for children’s development.
S. Anselm's is very committed to this innovative style of outdoor learning and they recently put three members of staff through training to become Level 3 qualified Forest School Leaders and have ensured that there is ample provision for every child throughout Pre-prep and Nursery. The pupils leave each session beaming with pride, whether because they are satisfied with complex dens built, successful lashings tied around sticks or exotic natural potions concocted, all polished off with the healthy glow of an afternoon spent outdoors!