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Lenthall Infant & Nursery School

Forest Schools

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. The Forest School approach and ethos are based around using woodland, or indeed other natural areas, to inspire children.


Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

At Lenthall we are fortunate to have extensive school grounds where we have Forest School Activities, led by our very own specialist Forest School Teacher:  Mrs. Sharon Priest. 

Please download our information sheet to read a bit more about Forest School at Lenthall 

 Information Sheet - Forest School at Lenthall



Forest School is a child-centered inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration, and supported risk-taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner-inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

Forest School has a developmental ethos shared by thousands of trained practitioners around the world, who are constantly developing their learning styles and skills to support new and imaginative learners. Its roots reach back to the open-air culture, 'friluftsliv', or free air life, seen as a way of life in Scandinavia where Forest School began. It arrived in the UK in 1993 and has grown from strength to strength since then.

friluftsliv - the Norwegian love for the outdoors

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What is Forest School?