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Breathe Forest School

In Schools and Preschools

Offering a range of different outdoor learning activities, tailored to meet the need of your setting for 2-18 year olds.

 

Schools and Preschools

Forest School, Gardening and Environmental Learning.

At Breathe we are experienced at offering Forest School and gardening sessions to both whole classes and small nurture groups. We can tailor our plans to compliment your curriculum or plan stand alone sessions that help children develop a wide variety of skills.

These can take place in your school grounds, in a woodland near you, Hope Nature Centre or at Southwick Country Park.

What Breathe can offer your school…

  • Forest School, outdoor learning and gardening sessions with classes or small groups.

  • Nurture groups - Tailored sessions for children with various additional needs.

  • CPD for staff in using outdoor learning within the curriculum, developing school grounds and gardening.

  • After School Clubs.

  • Eco Family Learning events

Benefits...

  • Improving emotional wellbeing.

  • Physical fitness .

  • Coordination – fine and gross motor skills.

  • Learning respect and understand for the environment.

  • Social skills – team work, leadership, sharing, supporting others.

  • Communication skills.

  • Self initiated learning.

  • Developing resilient children who can take risks in their learning.

  • Cross curricular learning – supporting the classroom learning.

  • Problem solving.

And many more…

Find out how we can help your children on their Breathe Outdoor Journey.

 
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Government and Ofsted recommendations:

The links between learning outside the classroom and physical fitness, emotional wellbeing and increased academic results have now been well reported in government and Ofsted reports.

‘When planned and implemented well, learning outside the classroom contributed significantly to raising standards and improving pupils’ personal, social and emotional development.’ Learning outside the classroom, Ofsted, 2008.

‘Emerging evidence suggests an association between being physically active and academic attainment and attention.’

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-works-in-schools-to-increase-physical-activity-briefing


 

Testimonials

 

Clare has been our Forest School teacher since 2014. All of our children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 have a series of Forest school sessions through each year. Clare has always been keen to allow pupils the opportunity to extend their learning to outdoors. She always arrives at our school well-prepared for each session and will liaise with class teachers to link forest school activities to class topics. Our children and staff enjoy Forest school and for the children, the wetter and muddier the better. I would recommend Clare very highly if you are thinking of incorporating Forest School into your school week.
C Talbot, Headteacher, Urchfont C of E Primary School.

We used Clare to run Forest Schools to enhance our curriculum. The positive impact on the children was clear. Children who were involved in Forest School education made visible gains in developing their social skills and independence as well as improving their emotional wellbeing. Children with special needs found the Forest School experience especially useful. All of the children who participated in Forest School were able to transfer their improved social skills in to the school classroom. I highly recommend Clare’s Forest School as a positive experience for all.
B Kenyon, Headteacher