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Forest School @ Swillington Organic Farm

Forest School is 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 with trees.

Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

The ethos is shared by thousands of trained practitioners across the UK and beyond. Its roots reach back to early years pioneers in outdoor learning and across the sea to Scandinavia.


At Forest School all participants are viewed as:

   equal, unique and valuable
   competent to explore & discover
   entitled to experience appropriate risk and challenge
   entitled to choose, and to initiate and drive their own learning and development
   entitled to experience regular success
   entitled to develop positive relationships with themselves and other people
   entitled to develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world

This learner-centred approach interweaves with the ever-changing moods and marvels, potential and challenges of the natural world through the seasons to fill every Forest School session and programme with discovery and difference. Yet each programme does also share a common set of principles, aimed at ensuring that all learners experience the cumulative and lasting benefits that quality Forest School offers.

The Hut @ Castleford

The Hut has a weekly youth group (with parents) who are mainly home schooled - this means that the  children can interact with a wide variety of ages. There is also a huge sports hall with soft play and sports and equipment.





Playgym @ Xscape Castleford

There is a large playgym which we like to visit at castleford. Whilst there we also like to visit the cafe at Snozone which is the ski slopes, the children love to watch the skiiers going down from the comfort of their table right next to the action!




Other places we have visited recently
National science and media museum https://www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/

 
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