Forest School is vital for health and wellbeing. Each child at Bloo House spends several hours every week in a woodland environment. Understanding the connection and rhythm of the natural world is essential for wellbeing, happiness and health. Forest School sessions enable children to make the connection through the multiple intelligence approach that encapsulates our 8 key intelligences.
“Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity for the human spirit”
Having the freedom to explore the natural world is a great way for children to learn about the environment, science and nature. As such, the Bloo House curriculum actively encourages and inspires children through positive outdoor experiences.
Forest Schools originated in Europe in the early 20th century as a way of teaching about the natural world. By the 1980s they became part of the Danish early years programme. By participating in engaging, motivating and achievable activities in a woodland environment, each participant has an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, including emotional and social skills.
What makes a forest school unique is its emphasis on learning outside of the traditional classroom and having the freedom to explore the ever-changing environment.
In addition, such experiences through the Forest Schools programme also improve:
Wellbeing and Health
Good social communication skills
A positive mental attitude, self esteem and confidence