At Abbey View Primary Academy we are very proud to be involved in running the Forest School initiative. 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.
Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.
This ethos is shared by thousands of trained practitioners across the UK and beyond. Its roots reach back to early years pioneers in outdoor learning and across the sea to Scandinavia.
This learner centred approach interweaves with the ever-changing moods and marvels, potential and challenges of the natural world through the seasons, to fill every Forest School session and programme with discovery and difference. Yet each programme does also share a common set of principles, aimed at ensuring that all learners experience the cumulative and lasting benefits that quality Forest School offers.
How Forest School Works At Abbey View
Mr Karl Grexhammer is our Forest School Leader and we are very fortunate to have his expertise in working alongside us to deliver a high quality Forest School experience.
This means that we have an allocated Forest School Leader who leads sessions for all year groups across the year. Our aim is for every pupil to receive a half term programme of Forest School during the academic year. Academy staff work alongside and support the delivery of the programme.