We are very fortunate to have a Forest School site and trained staff here at Snitterfield. Miss Sarah Barnett, Class 2 Teacher, is trained in the principles of Forest School and its ethos, ‘We believe that everyone benefits from access to the natural environment and in particular the specific opportunities presented by woodland.’
In addition, the children are benefit from external Forest School trained staff from Onside Coaching who come to school each week to support our ‘Forest Schoolers’ throughout the year.
Forest School offers a learner led approach where participants can learn through exploration in association with others or independently. The natural environment offers learners of all abilities the chance to show imagination, skill, ability and determination in a non-classroom setting. All our classes have access to the learning opportunities of Forest School over the year with our Reception class having weekly sessions and other year groups having at least one session per half-term. The children love being outside even when it’s cold and raining!
We are grateful to a team from Jaguar Land Rover, led by Snitterfield parent Mark Holt, who donated their time and energy to improve and expand the site in 2015 as part of JLR’s Corporate Citizenship programme.