Forest School

We are thrilled to be working towards the Forest School status from the Forest School Association.

We have been so lucky to access Forest School Leader training here at Timbertree Academy and Mr Hewitt is a Level 3 qualified Forest School Leader. You can usually find him down in the forest having lots of fun. We run regular sessions for our children who experience the rich Forest School experience.

Want to find out more about Forest School?

You can view our presentation for parents here If you have any more queries, please do not hesitate to ask Mr Hewitt.


We asked some children and their parents to share their views about Forest School

Children's Views

How do you feel about Forest School?

Forest School is fantastic

It was really good

I feel good and excited

I like it on sunny days, but the cold and windy days make me feel poorly

I feel happy at Forest School

What have you enjoyed most about Forest School?

I liked playing in the mud puddle and cooking toast on a willow branch

Climbing trees. Playing with my friends. Making a den. Playing in the maze. Picking up animals

Having a fire

Collecting bugs and eating popcorn

Is there anything we could do to improve Forest School?

Be there for longer

Make it bigger

Find all the missing stuff

A swing on the tree

Parents' Views

Has your child enjoyed Forest School?

Yes, definitely

Absolutely loved it - favourite day of the week

Yes, she has loved Forest School and has talked lots about the games played and food that has been cooked

Do you think Forest School has been a positive experience for your child?

Yes, it surely has been a positive experience

Yes, she looks forward to it and an outside learning experience has been exciting for her

It has been a very positive experience. She always looks forward to it and loves sharing what she has done each week. I think it's especially good for Year 1 children as the transition from Reception to Year 1 is huge. It provides a fun, relaxed and explorative way of learning. I really hope that she is able to access more in the future, It's such a lovely opportunity for all children

Very positive - love the concept of it and children being outdoors

Definitely, it gets her outdoors which she loves. Talked to parents with children at other schools and they love the idea of it. Hope she gets to do it again. Thank you!