Eldon Primary School

Aspiration, Determination, Success

Forest School

Eldon Forest School


Why is Forest School so important?

Forest School experiences encourage children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence through respectful interactions with others and the natural environment. Working as a team to solve problems, children will develop and foster communication and negotiation skills.  These skills prepare the children for the world both inside and outside of school.


At Eldon Forest School this half-term we have been having lots of fun exploring and learning outdoors.

We have been playing lots of fun and engaging games to help us learn more about nature and to help improve our communication

and team-work skills. Here we are playing capture the flag where we had to work well as a team and be effective communicators in order to win the game.   

The Year 1 children have been going to Forest School and they love it! We have really enjoyed being in the outdoors (in all weathers) and being in the trees and around nature. We have particularly enjoyed looking for insects and listening to different sounds that we don’t usually hear in our ‘normal’ classroom.

We have also been working hard as a team to build dens and shelters. Some of our sessions have linked well with our science lessons. We have been outside learning about wild and garden plants. We have enjoyed being explorers and getting outside to identify different types of plants in and around our school.   


We have also been building and working hard to develop our woodwork skills. We made a dolls house. We had to work collaboratively.

We have also been improving our team-building and problem solving skills and learning to become more resilient learners.

The children had a lovely time at Forest School