Forest School

Sporting Start currently have 4 members of the team that are qualified as Forest School practitioners. These members of staff are available to deliver sessions within schools.

Kate Taylor is currently completing her Level 4 Forest School Training which will enable her to teach other practitioners, Forest school qualifications up to Level 3.

Forest school sessions are fantastic at bringing out the potential of all children, especially those who struggle in mainstream schooling. We’re passionate about our forest school sessions a we see, time and again, the brilliant results that regular sessions can provide.

All of our activities are designed to promote personal development, teamwork and leadership, as well as inspire an enduring passion for fresh air and the great outdoors.

All sessions are designed around the needs of your group, ensure that they are learner-led. Sessions can be designed around a theme, themes are sometimes subtle such as evolving or exploring the site or more obvious such as Romans, butterflies, spies, fairies or nature investigators.

Teamwork skills are developed through games and activities. Individual skills and self-esteem are heightened throughout activities such as hide and seek, shelter building, tool skills, lighting fires or environmental art, the list is endless. Each activity develops intra and inter-personal skills as well as practical and intellectual skills.

Tools are used in a traditional woodland manner and are introduced gradually with a structured safety base that your children become familiar with. The use of tools in the wood promotes trust and self-confidence within those taking part and will enable children to develop both gross and fine motor skills.

Sporting Start has availability for Forest School sessions, so please visit out contact page to get in touch......