ICP Nurseries Launch A Parent’s Guide To Forest School

30 June 2020

ICP Nurseries have launched a new Forest School guide for parents to help support and inform them of this unique Above and Beyond Educational Experience. Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning. The philosophy of Forest School is to encourage and inspire children of any age through positive outdoor experiences. Forest School is a way of learning which offers all children regular opportunities to develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Extensive research has shown that children attending Forest School sessions have:

  • stronger social skills
  • a greater ability to work in groups and as part of a team
  • higher self-esteem and confidence
  • greater independence
  • improved self-awareness
  • stronger communication skills
  • better concentration and co-ordination
  • improved mental health
  • an ability to assess risk