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Woodland Wanderers

Woodland Wanderers offers the children opportunities to succeed and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning in a woodland environment. Children will engage in play, learn boundaries of behavior, and grow in confidence,  and motivation whilst developing an understanding of the natural world.


Children who take part in Woodland Wanderers are seen as

  • Equal, unique and valuable
  • Competent to explore and discover
  • Entitled to experience appropriate risk and challenge
  • Entitled to choose, and to initiate and drive their own learning and development
  • Entitled to experience regular success
  • Entitled to develop positive relationships with themselves and other people
  • Entitled to develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world.


Skills that can be developed include
Communication skills, responsibility, decision making, negotiation, confidence, fine and gross motor skills, observation skills, imagination, resourcefulness, resilience, persistence, cooperative play, problem solving, imagination, leadership, respect for the natural environment, social skills, concentration and risk management.

New school site for Woodland Wanderers and Forest Schools

Friendships and team work

Tool use

Arts and Crafts

Using resources to Play games