We are very fortunate at St. Mary's CEP that our school is situated on an extensive site where we already have areas which can be further developed to enhance the learning opportunities for all of our children.
At St. Mary's CEP, the Forest School provides our children with a space to think, create, explore and investigate. So often, children can demonstrate 'freedom to their thinking' when working outdoors. This 'freedom' doesn't just spark enthusiasm and creativity, but a sense of belief, exploration and spiritual growth.
The natural world combined with the imagination and creativity of children can be adapted to meet any need, in any aspect of the curriculum.
The philosophy of Forest Schools is to inspire children outside the constraints of a conventional classroom environment. It enables children, who are more practically minded, to feel success by applying and justifying their thinking in different natural contexts.