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Gravenhurst Academy

Forest School

We offer all children the opportunity to participate in Forest School.  This has a significant part to play in supporting children’s mental health and general wellbeing. 

Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all children, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. It offers our children the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to our environment and to themselves. The activities also link to learning in the classroom  where appropriate.

Children learn to assess, appreciate and take risks, making sensible, informed decisions about how to tackle the activities and experiences they encounter. They learn to be self-sufficient and take care of themselves, which boosts their confidence and self-esteem.