Forest School

Forest School at Eversholt

At Eversholt Lower School, Forest School is an integral part of every child's weekly routine. It is designed to foster both collaborative and independent skills. The program emphasises the development of key attributes such as problem-solving, resilience, attentive listening, teamwork, and risk assessment.
Our Forest School curriculum offers a diverse range of activities and games, encouraging exploration and engagement. From constructing dens to crafting natural artworks, conducting scientific experiments to mastering fire-starting techniques, and using tools like bow saws to embarking on bug hunts, there's something for everyone.
Moreover, the Forest School curriculum seamlessly integrates with various subjects across our academic framework. In English, students stage theatrical renditions of their narratives, follow story trails, construct habitats for literary characters, and engage in orienteering exercises to enhance phonemic awareness. In mathematics, they create visual representations using shapes and ropes.
In the realm of science, students eagerly participate in bug hunts, construct insect habitats, and explore tree species through bark rubbings and leaf identification. They conduct experiments, observing phenomena like heat reactions and magnetism. Geography lessons involve constructing models of volcanoes, mapping school grounds, and orienteering challenges.
Delving into history, students embark on simulated archaeological digs and recreate ancient architectural wonders like Greek temples. In art sessions, they experiment with fruit-inspired creations reminiscent of Arcimboldo and produce spiral patterns inspired by Hundertwasser.
In Design Technology, students tackle various construction challenges, with highlights including devising mechanisms for teddy bears to traverse distances. Additionally, they hone their culinary skills by preparing meals such as bread and soup over open flames.
Above all, Forest School serves not only as a platform for academic enrichment but also as a space for play, experimentation, and appreciation of the natural world.