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We are fortunate in the WISS Early Years Program to have direct access to the ‘Tiger Trail’ - a woodland area comprising of bamboo groves, mature trees, and opportunities for children to explore the natural world in a safe and secure environment. A canal runs alongside the woodland that, although fenced off for student safety, enables the children to observe the seasonal changes that occur throughout the year, as well as the birds that visit. The woodland area also has an outdoor classroom  (The Bamboo Room)  with hand-washing facilities, storage for all WISS Forest School equipment, and space to shelter if needed.

Each grade level in our Early Years Program can access the Tiger Trail with supervision as part of their learning. In addition, we offer specific Forest School sessions, which are planned and facilitated by our Forest School leaders throughout the year.

Parents will be invited to experience a Forest School session at the beginning of each year. We hope this session will enable parents to experience the benefits of the WISS Forest School and gain an understanding of the processes involved in planning for Forest School, as well as find out the holistic developmental learning that can occur through Forest School sessions.

FOREST SCHOOL

FOREST SCHOOL

We are fortunate in the WISS Early Years Program to have direct access to the ‘Tiger Trail’ - a woodland area comprising of bamboo groves, mature trees, and opportunities for children to explore the natural world in a safe and secure environment. A canal runs alongside the woodland that, although fenced off for student safety, enables the children to observe the seasonal changes that occur throughout the year, as well as the birds that visit. The woodland area also has an outdoor classroom  (The Bamboo Room)  with hand-washing facilities, storage for all WISS Forest School equipment, and space to shelter if needed.

Each grade level in our Early Years Program can access the Tiger Trail with supervision as part of their learning. In addition, we offer specific Forest School sessions, which are planned and facilitated by our Forest School leaders throughout the year.

Parents will be invited to experience a Forest School session at the beginning of each year. We hope this session will enable parents to experience the benefits of the WISS Forest School and gain an understanding of the processes involved in planning for Forest School, as well as find out the holistic developmental learning that can occur through Forest School sessions.

WHY THE WISS FOREST SCHOOL EXPERIENCE?

WHY THE WISS FOREST SCHOOL EXPERIENCE?

Forest School at WISS offers children the opportunity to connect with nature and develop their relationship with the earth and all living things.

Through stimulating natural curiosity, we follow the interests of participants in their forest explorations from the stance of developing respect, understanding, and care for our planet.

WISS Forest School experiences have a positive effect on health and well-being and personal and social development as children inquire, problem-solve and develop a healthy awareness of Risk in a nurturing and supportive environment.

Forest School at WISS offers children the opportunity to connect with nature and develop their relationship with the earth and all living things.

Through stimulating natural curiosity, we follow the interests of participants in their forest explorations from the stance of developing respect, understanding, and care for our planet.

WISS Forest School experiences have a positive effect on health and well-being and personal and social development as children inquire, problem-solve and develop a healthy awareness of Risk in a nurturing and supportive environment.

WISS FOREST SCHOOL PRINCIPLES

WISS FOREST SCHOOL PRINCIPLES

The Forest School approach to learning is structured by six key principles. This ensures practitioners who follow the approach are all working to the same values and criteria.

Principle One – Forest School sessions are long-term, regular, planned sessions in a woodland environment. Not just one-off sessions; ideally every other week, if not weekly. Preferably taking part through all seasons.

Principle Two – Forest School sessions take place in an outdoor woodland environment. This supports the learner in creating a positive relationship with the natural environment.

Principle Three – Forest School learning promotes the holistic development of the learner and all people involved.

Principle Four – Forest School promotes the ability for learners to take appropriate risks in line with the environment and themselves.

Principle Five – Forest School is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who regularly continue to learn and develop their skills and reflect on their learning.

Principle six – Forest School promotes learner-centered learning. Sessions should be planned to be available to all and with a focus on the interests and needs of the learner.

The Forest School approach to learning is structured by six key principles. This ensures practitioners who follow the approach are all working to the same values and criteria.

Principle One – Forest School sessions are long-term, regular, planned sessions in a woodland environment. Not just one-off sessions; ideally every other week, if not weekly. Preferably taking part through all seasons.

Principle Two – Forest School sessions take place in an outdoor woodland environment. This supports the learner in creating a positive relationship with the natural environment.

Principle Three – Forest School learning promotes the holistic development of the learner and all people involved.

Principle Four – Forest School promotes the ability for learners to take appropriate risks in line with the environment and themselves.

Principle Five – Forest School is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who regularly continue to learn and develop their skills and reflect on their learning.

Principle six – Forest School promotes learner-centered learning. Sessions should be planned to be available to all and with a focus on the interests and needs of the learner.

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