The Forest School at St Giles Nursery School was established in the summer of 2017 in a small Orchard situated behind the school building. There are many fruit trees present and the area has been used previously as an Orchard Classroom for outdoor learning. We have cleared an area of grass in the Orchard in order to form our fire circle and we have added wood chip to define the area. We also have a designated mud kitchen area and a mini beast hotel. A path was also added to improve access to the mud kitchen. We have access to a small toilet and a storage area which we are using to store our forest school equipment. The Forest School at St Giles is run by a Forest School Level 3 leader in training, supported by a qualified Level 2 Forest School Assistant and other enthusiastic
The philosophy which underpins our Forest School programme is; to inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences and provide them with an opportunity to appreciate the wider natural world to encourage a responsibility for nature conservation in later life.
Children in the Explorers and Castle children are able to access a weekly session of Forest School for 2 hours, exploring the nature and weather of the outdoors.
Please access the full handbook link on this page to read further details.